Whoops! It's been a while since I've updated. I found out that today is Edward Lear's birthday. I've had this painting of the Owl and the Pussycat done for a year and never posted it. So I'll put it up now. It's hard to make an owl play an instrument. This was a specific type of owl but now I've forgotten which one; some kind of Asian fish owl perhaps.
I love that Edward Lear was an excellent artist, in watercolor and oil, of animals and landscapes, but that the art that accompanies his nonsense poems and stories is so simple and crazy.
Watercolor and brown ink.