Polly sunbathing in the doorway heard me behind her
and an ear twitched round - worked up from a 15 second sketch and my memory!
14" x 11" coloured pencil on black Stonehenge paper
Losing Polly would be bad enough on its own but coming on top of the loss of Cosmo to cancer four months ago (see RIP Cosmo 2000 - 2015) - it's really knocked me for six.
|Cosmo and Polly as kittens|
Guess who was boss?
Polly contributed cute kittens for drawing and took the matriarch role, while Cosmo did cuddles, played nursemaid to the kittens - and knew his place in the Polly pecking order.
|Polly says "A girl can never have enough feeds"|
Cosmo says "I want a feed too!"
|Guess who's bottom looks big in this?|
|Polly demonstrating the advantages of backlighting|
|Polly - Study#1|
pen and sepia ink, 10" x 6.5"
Polly had a certain way of staring at you when she wanted her next meal
|"Polly" in 2008|
pen and ink and coloured pencils
|Meet the Kittens (her second litter) |
This made it on to the front cover of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Feline Artists
and into my book Sketching 365 (page 90)
Coloured Pencil on Paper, 11.5 x 7.5 ins 290 x 190 mm
|Polly on 6th October - she died 7th October 2015|