Cozy Christmas by Ellen Jean Diederich
original watercolor 22″ x 30″ unframed
This is my former cat “Ole” who starred in my gold medal award winning Children’s book, “Where’s Petunia?” Ole used to sit on the couch and from that perch he could look out windows from either behind or infront of him, watch for birds and visitors. When I sat there he would lie down on my chest and watch. If the door bell rang, he would chooose either to ignore, walk over and hang out or growl a warning to me. On Halloween he would walk back and forth on the couch and we received many compliments about our hansome cat…perhaps he was listening.
In Cozy Christmas, two main factors are projecting the warmth in this scene: the warm dominant palette and the connected curvilinear lines. If you notice, no line is perfectly straight in this painting which relaxes the eye.