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"Eddie’s Chair" SOLD

“Eddie’s Chair”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

Eddie is a cat of many possessions.  Most have been purchased by me and discarded by him.  
It seems to be based loosely on how much I am hoping he will like it.
There was the sheepskin rug that he fairly levitated over when I tried to place him on it.
Then there was the $50 drinking fountain for cats with a filter because he wouldn’t drink out of his water bowl.
 (He’s been known to take a sip or two from a commode, but heaven forbid he drink from a filtered fountain….)
And of course I had to get him the motorized mouse with spinning fish on a line.
I could go on, but you get the drift.
Thankfully, I never intended for him to use the above chair.
I just needed an excuse to buy a  chair in periwinkle blue.
So I told myself, “This is for Eddie!”
I was so pleased when he, of course, said “No.”
The geraniums love it:)))

P.S.  Confession.  I am pretty much crazy about Caribbean blue, the color by Old Holland oil paints.

I have a problem, I admit.
I fear now I have spread it to other unsuspecting artists by talking it up in my store, at my workshops,  AND the 12 Step Oil Painters Anonymous group that I belong to.
I went online to Dick Blick to get my fix and look at what I found.

I fear I may have single-handedly cause a shortage.
I feel bad, but I think I can make it.
I have two tubes to last ’til Feb 13
If you see any painters out panhandling with a sign on their neck that says
“Will work for Caribbean Blue”  just look away.
It’s an ugly world we live in…..

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  • Karen M Schmidt - January 24, 2012 - 5:21 pm

    Beautiful geraniums … a wonderful pick-me-up for a dreary afternoon! I, too, must admit that Old Holland Caribbean Blue is wunderbar in my book as well … along with Bright Violet, Vermilion Extra and Alizarin Crimson Lake Extra, ooh la la! I always enjoy hearing about Eddie … sounds like he and our Ray might have been separated at birth. If I want Ray in a still life set up, all I have to do is pretend I DON’T want him to bother it, and he’s there, posing to beat the band.ReplyCancel

  • june in ireland - January 24, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Wonderful painting, as always, and a great story to go with it. Sounds like you outsmarted him this time. Sometimes reverse psychology can really work a treat, LOL. As comfortable as Eddie would look and be, sitting on this beautiful chair (and I love the colour of it – so tranquil and calming), I think even he would agree that the geraniums should be there, instead of him.

    I’m a bit under the weather today, with what feels like a nasty head cold coming on, so this beautiful painting and this great Eddie story had me giggling and feeling a lot better than I had been upon waking up this morning.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Reynolds - January 24, 2012 - 7:34 am

    I enjoy your writings as much as your wonderful paintings. I can relate to your story about the things Eddie has discarded; I am also owned by a cat. Thanks for mentioning carribean blue; I must give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie Leatherwood - January 23, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Isn’t that the way with critters…they would much prefer a stick or leaf to the cutest toy ever invented! I’m sure there’s a lesson there somewhere….oh well. I too am addicted to Caribbean Blue, (and it’s your fault!) the last 8 paintings I have done feature it..in fact, I think it is the reason I started this series of paintings! I suppose there are worse addictions!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - January 23, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous geraniums flowing over the coveted blue chair. Loved the funny story about all that Eddie has discarded:) I mean, that you have discarded:):) Love carribean blue also= don’t use it much with mixing my own palette but will pull it out and find something to paint with it now that you reminded me! Enjoy FL!ReplyCancel

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