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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nap Time - day 15 in the challenge

Nap Time
8x6in oil on canvas panel  $125. SOLD

Day 15

This is my Grandcat. He is not longer
with us but left us with many happy memories.
This chair has a woven seat,
and sometimes, when he jumped up on the 
chair, his legs would go right through.
It was hysterical because he would
still nap with a couple of his legs hanging
through. After a while he learned to 
jump on the chest next to it, and 
carefully step down.

Half way through ...
Don't forget to take a look at all the 
other artists participating in the 
Leslie Saeta 30 in 30 Challenge


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je crois que cette peinture est celle que je préfère dans la série des "chaises". J'aime la présence de votre Grandcat. Il apporte une âme et la lumière qui illumine vos couleurs est extraordinaire. Travail sublime.
    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Great shapes Julie. All kinds of contrasting angles. Makes an interesting setting for your grandcat.

  3. Very beautiful painting with so amazing colours !!!
    Have a nice and creative day Julie !!!

  4. My hat goes off to all those taking part in this challenge. One day I will get around to it myself. Meanwhile I am enjoying looking at everyone else's. This really is great! I love the colours and texture of the paint :0)

  5. Gorgeous painting but I adore that chair!! Poor kitty; they do figure things out though, don't they?

  6. Beautiful colors and super perspective, Julie! Love the knife and brushwork!

  7. I agree with Helen! It's your handling of the negative spaces that intrigues me ... And your Grandcat!

  8. A delightful painting, Julie. You have so many little areas that are gems of excellence such as where the back rungs of the chair are half in shadow, half in light. I love that transition.

  9. Your "grand cat"---what a beauty....and in such a nice turquoise chair! Love it!!

  10. Ah Julie - funny story about your grandcat...they are such wonderful pets...I know I have four of them running around. Such a beautiful painting with gorgeous colors...they make me want to come visit for a while. Hugs. Good luck with your challenge - you are doing good my friend.

  11. Love the story about your grand cat and love the painting. Just enjoying your post so very much. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I love the story as much as the painting, really beautiful!

  13. Love this Julie! You inspired me to try a chair painting ! I have been taking my time and up till today, enjoying it, now I hate it! Let's see what tomorrow brings...

  14. A chair painting has never been so beautiful, you have an amazing way of infusing life in to your inanimate subjects and I can learn a lot from the way you painted the cat, gorgeous Julie!


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