I love weekends for many reasons. One is that I can get more concentrated time to draw or paint, and that makes a difference. This drawing, for instance, which doesn't look like much, and might be hard to see (click to see it larger), is the prep for the cat sunshine painting. It took two sessions over almost three hours. It's only 19 x 19, but it took so long because I had to edit the rumples in the couch cover so they wouldn't distract too much from the cats, and I had to draw the cats over and over until I had their faces correct. I didn't want any old cats, I wanted ours. Tamlin had to be done over four times before I felt I had something close enough to try the paint.
Then I was out of time - and not ready to start the painting itself. But something did emerge on the green ground... I'll continue to play with this later. This (about 7 x 10 inches) and the drawing are my Art Every Day for today AEDM 23.
Tonight we watched Amadeus. Our two oldest had been to see it, with Dearest, at the Playmakers Repertory Company at UNC Chapel Hill, and loved it. The second half of the movie is quite different from the play, and the Salieri role is smaller in the movie.
Of course there is a lot of fiction in both tellings - but they make terrific entertainment, and the music is divine.