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"Amare" 

My day started so nicely today.  Maybe yours did also.  In my case, a day dedicated to painting a beautiful, pure-black Persian cat named Amare.  Amare is a real love-bug and I had the pleasure of meeting him a few weeks ago.  A gentle cat with striking eyes.  

I always have talk radio playing while I paint.  I was listening to a local program and late in the morning, came the announcement about a shooting in Ottawa, Canada.

I tried not to let the news reporting get me down, stop me from having a productive day in the studio, but it did.  I couldn't concentrate, so I had to stop.  I'm posting what I did get done.  I hope that by Friday, I'll have Amare finished.

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