racoon-oil-paintingI started this painting, “Catherine”, as a demo for an oil painting class I am teaching. We have two rescue raccoons who adopted us after their mother was killed in the road near our house. Our thirteen year old named the baby raccoons after Shakespearean characters, so we have Catherine and Juliet on our farm until spring, when we plan on re-introducing them to the wild in the Short Hills.

I’ll be posting more images of the painting as it progresses, and any other artwork which they inspire me to create. Juliet needs to have a painting, and I’ll be creating more artwork with the two of them, perhaps even writing and illustrating a children’s book about their adventures.