This has been the funniest little project - inspired by having this cardboard thing hanging around and not knowing what to do with it. Then I started trying to learn how to paint fur - which was a disaster - but I hit upon an abstract picture of a dog and copied that - and the project started.
As mentioned, the pooch picture was copied but I don't remember from where. But I liked the concept of dot and dashes and squiggles instead of trying to paint fur.
The canary came next and somehow he was easier to paint . Did him on canvas mounted onto foamcore and had fun with the background.
Then I began the struggle with the cat and went thru 3 or 4 versions - all of which were awful. Couldn't paint fur to save my life. Cat looked flat and nasty. I finally resorted to a cat face and tail only. So, first resolution for 2009 - work on cats and fur. The cat and window alone looked to uneven against the 3 D bird so I added curtains and a curtain rod.
I tell you - I had fun with this project. I was only playing around - no emotion involved except for fun. It'll go on the shelf to remind me to continue to have fun with art - and forget about the other crap that gets in the way.
HAW to you all, and Merry Christmas tomorrow.