Monday, April 27, 2009

Postscript to Cat Contours post

Forgot to mention in yesterday's post that if you love cats and you love good pastels, do check out the book Painting Cats by Deborah Dewit Marchant. Besides the wonderful art (I just double-checked and it's actually pastels and oils; they're virtually indistinguishable), there's some very good writing by the author, some very moving stories of cats in her life, and an intro and poetry by Marge Piercy, one of my favorite contemporary poets who often writes about cats. I just stumbled upon this book by accident, and found it really lovely.

5 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Loved your cat contours. I think they should go in frames.

loriann said...

I will make sure to check it out Jala. Thanks.

MacElf said...

I used to be mad about contour drawing. I have several month's worth of contour landscapes and portraits. I agree, the quality of the line can be very expressive. Good on ya for trying it out with the kitties. J

Jala Pfaff said...

Janelle - Thank you. I love them too! Wish I'd done them in ink...the pencil they're in is so light, and there's stuff on both sides of each sheet... Oh well. I still love 'em. :)

Loriann - For Cat Lovers only. :)

MacElf - Hi Jonathan! I'd love to see your contour drawings sometime. I'm quite fascinated with the process too.

L.Holm said...

Great link --I liked all of her work. Thanks for sharing this.