Doorstep Guardian, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
This is my pet gargoyle, George. He's pretty easy to take care of. He doesn't need exercise and doesn't eat much. (Just small children from time to time.) George sits on the step by our back door, keeping an eye on things for us. After the blistering heat that seemed like it would never end, we've had some beautiful weather lately, and I wanted to be outside. I painted most of this while sitting in my backyard, and finished it in the studio when the light changed too much. Backyard plein air painting has its advantages, bathrooms and kitchens topping the list. I like how my signature looks like it was written in the cement.