Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Queen of the Cats

You know I love cats. I love 'em and draw 'em and when I go over to houses where there are real cats, I make friends with them and listen to them purr. I cannot have a cat of my own because I am allergic to them, and I'm unwilling to care and pay for all the expenses of another living being in my home. So I play with "O.P.C." which stands for "Other People's Cats." Cats are to be worshipped, as they will tell you clearly. And they are also secular royalty too, to be obeyed. Here she is, the Queen of the Cats, wearing her crown made from a single perfect royal purple jewel. I adapted her from a cover illustration from a cat magazine, long ago.

Queen Cat portrait is ink, watercolor, and gouache on Fabriano paper, 4" x 5 1/2", November 1984.