Cathy Read Art

The Mouse Police

420 GBP / In stock.

An original painting "The Mouse Police" in watercolour and acrylic ink on textured watercolour paper. The painting is sold unframed.

The "The Mouse Police.?" painting was created for an exhibition in Buckingham titled Inspired by a Poem.

The painting was inspired by Jethro Tull's "The Mouse Police that never sleeps..."

About the green eyed cat stalking it's prey at night. I'm hoping I've avoided the twee, but I'm not convinced. I used my cat and a photo of our last one for the models.


Creation
The picture is painted on watercolour paper. I start off with a detailed pencil drawing. I then draw over the lines with masking fluid before painting it with a watercolour wash which gets covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.