Back in late September, I saw this wonderful photo on Jerry Coyne’s site Why Evolution is True. One of Dr. Coyne’s readers, Rik, had met with this stray cat and taken a very striking image, perched on a fence post. (He adopted the cat.) I loved the image and I asked Rik’s permission to use it; he graciously agreed. (Continued after picture.)
Although I confess I have not quite finished some of the other projects I’m supposed to give my attention to, I finally broke down and started working on Fence Cat’s portrait. This is a close-up; so far I have the silhouette pencilled in, a light undercoat of white for the fur, and I started working on the face. I hope to finish it before the end of the month and the year.