Last weekend we had a very successful Art In The Garden show in the garden of Rosemary Bennett. I had planned to do a plein air demo. On Saturday I tried out some sketch ideas with my little thumbnails. I eventually settled on the one shown here. The centre of interest was the black cat hiding behind a statue. Unfortunately, in spite of the fact that I had it all sketched out I didn’t get time to do it so I did it as soon as I got home. I wasn’t sure if it worked until I removed the tape and saw it with a clean white border. Now it has been elevated to the maybe category. In looking at it now I think the cat should be much larger – make the painting about what it’s about! Also the bit of path in the foreground has gone from a dark value to a light one. Probably it would have been better as a dark value. It does have a nice ‘what the heck is it’ feel to it though. It would also have been interesting to do it plein air.