I do enjoy doing things that have whatever you feel like putting into the painting, what moves you that day. and I find whether it be a bothersome thing, an emotional happening, what is foremost in you thoughts it is likely to come out in the art you choose. I did this woman with the statue of a cat after and around the time of losing a cat, getting a new cat that developed a brain tumor and of course that was loss also, and then getting another cat. I enjoy finding a cat in my chair, seeing can antics, and the bossy nature of a cat, that seems to think they run the house.
I wanted a quiet sort of cat, and I got one, the shelter people said this is a low maintenance cat, and it was alarming for 4 months because he moved in a small radius of downstairs from food, to his bed, to the litter. The vet found him perfectly fine. He gained weight, and is still chubby.
Then one evening after the house became quiet he came upstairs, and bit by bit hs become quite normal. There was a setback, he got his claw caught in the end of a table runner and pulled a good bit of things on the floor, had a bit of a confrontation with the dog over the mishap and returned to his hermit like living. (I didn't even know I was going to tell a cat story.) Hermie now is just a normal behaving cat with some weight issues.
The second photo, or other photo you see is the beginning of a rather large painting of faces and it is a good thing I scanned early as I see somethings I don't like already. A good time to get them fixed before a lot of work is done. So I learned something to scan the beginnings and get an idea of placement. You see music, and papers adhered to the watercolor paper and a lot of that will be gone under layers of paint, yet bits will show somewhat, and that is the objective.