Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Settling back into Maine life

Now that I am no longer in tropical Bali, I am having to adjust my palette to capture the more grayish greens and blues of Maine.

Small bouquet from the grocery store. In Bali flowers grow all over the yard, Frangipani blossoms fall off the trees and float in the pool, orchids grow on all the trees and Bougainvillea spill over the walls so I never need to buy flowers to have in the house.

This is Bobo one of my two 13 year old cats. Being senior kitties they have slowed down quite a bit, sleep a lot and are on a big diet. Still hungry for more crunchies they meow like this "meow" and then lie down on the kitchen floor staring at the empty bowls. Eventually giving up and finding a chair to fill.

Unlike my big old American cats, my little Bali cat, Howard, couldn't weigh more than 4 lbs. When she wants something she meows like this "yeeeeoooooooow" along with serious ankle biting. She always gets what she wants!

15 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Love your kitties, Jennifer, and I always love to see your Maine sketches, too...

donna said...

I really enjoyed your sketches.

jgr said...

Your sketches are wonderful! We have a 12yr old cat-he is very active-he loves to chase the ball up and down the steps.

raena said...

Cats are so funny. Personalities, and then some! Love your sketches!

laura said...

Your Maine palette captures the atmosphere perfectly, I think, so crisp and cool.
I have a special fondness for orange tabbies, because of my beloved Cleo, one of my best-ever cats, and love your cat sketches!

Alissa said...

Your exploration of Maine is so interesting. You are sharing another part of the world with us through your delightful drawings. Those cats are full of character !

izys said...

I really enjoy all of your sketches (I often visit your blog) and I love this little bouquet wich is very simple but with a personnal style.

Paloma Chaffinch said...

I love your bright colours even if they are cooler than the Bali ones. I wonder if my Irish Wolfhound would get on with your cats :-)

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Your Maine palette is my favorite. Love your kitties! My 20 lb. Maine Coon also has a ridiculously tiny voice.

Cathy Holtom said...

Your sketches are always beautiful. I love your ginger cat, I have one that sleeps in the same position.

Janene said...

Thanks sharing the lovely Maine sketches and the delightful kitty stories.

freebird said...

Nice scenery picture. Your kitties are wonderful. I especially like how you handled the four pound kitty's fur!

Deb said...

Love your paintings. Just joined everyday matters group. We love to visit Maine, maybe even move there in the future.
Looking forward to visiting your blog often.

sue said...

It's fun to hear (and see) the differences in the cats and your life here and in Bali, Jennifer. You do a wonderful job of capturing it all.

Donna Mulholland said...

A great post Jennifer. I especially love the comparisons between Bali and Maine.

I especially love the watery wash on Howard. Lovely.