His real name is Gaston – he has that certain ‘Je ne sais quois – non?”
Gaston is a beautiful silver/blue Maine Coon and is completely unaware of his platinum good looks.
Gaston’s focus in life is to explore and find great places to climb so he can watch the world go by and he loves roaming the big outdoors and that is what Maine Coon cats need. Large cats need big spaces.
Totally accommodating – a true Maine Coon trait – he is also a great friend to have and also loves to sit in on human activities. Bed making is a favourite and it is always made more interesting when Gaston jumps in under the blankets or rearranges the sheets to something more interesting – mostly a mountainous and lumpy mess which he then plonks himself on and falls asleep.
Gaston in this picture was caught in the window of an old barn – the bleached wood perfectly capturing his natural colouring and making an almost monochromatic painting.
The wood is amazing. Is this done with pastels?
Yes – it’s my favourite medium at the moment – I love the immediacy of it and the fact that when the final stroke is done it’s ready to be framed. Oil is my other favourite but it takes longer to dry and be ready for framing. I’ve got a underpainting in acrylic which I must finish, but I picked up a pastel after I’d got that far and that work is still waiting.