Sunday, January 30, 2011


I can hardly believe it, but I'm nearly finished with the book! Not quite though, because I'm a crazed tweaker. It's especially hard to let go of a series, because whenever I look back at a piece with fresh eyes I always see something I want to change! But at some point you just have to surrender.

In this image the old man is dreaming of the black cat, & fearing for his magic flute.

Acrylic on text & maps on canvas, 9x12".
Click for a closer view & to find the hidden cat.

For The Old Man and the Cat, by Anthony Holcroft, to be published in 2011 by Penguin NZ.


poppylocke said...

I love your pictures, and this is another fantastic one. The cat's fur is so well done!

Juan said...

Brilliant. Fabulous. Unique
....though not necessarily in that order :)

Elise's Art Garden said...

Really wonderful work Leah!! I love an image that I can step inside of! Really beautiful!

INDIGENE said...

As the kids, say here, "You have mad skills!" Wow, I love the color, design and texture!

Linda Hensley said...


Elizabeth Parsons said...

wonderful! The cat fur- how long did that take?? wow!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hello Leah, you in Nz? That's just so wonderful about the book, I'm sure it will be a ripper, you have a wonderful sense of whimzy and colour and composition. Looking forward to having it in my hands (the book)

Yo have derivan products there by any chance?