The kid and I were up late into the night drawing cats.  I drew one — assuming that a fake cat counts as drawing a cat.  And the kid drew bunches!

Hey.  Don’t anybody tell the hamsters about this.  (It’s kind of a sensitive topic for them.)


Thinking about Renoir

I was thinking about Renoir after reading a Facebook page discussion of one of the artist’s paintings in a Washington museum.  Decided to think with the pencil.


After I took these photos, while looking at the Renoir picture some more, I decided I had further thoughts about it, so I did some reworking.

And up close …

My version’s different from the old guy’s, as versions always are, but I hope I captured some of his bright optimism concerning young women, youth and beginnings in life.