An Invitation to Gaze

A virtual exhibition of paintings by Hannah Barnes
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Monday, 25 March 2013

Above : Nobby on blue, 2013
a digital finger painting
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This image has been watermarked. 
Please, no unauthorized reproductions. 
If you would like to use any of my work in your publications, or you would like to buy a signed print, 
please contact me :
I am always happy to help if I can. 

This is Nobby, one of my two tabby tom cats, Nobby and Eddie. There's a portrait of Eddie in an earlier post (keep scrolling down). Nobby and Eddie are named after two haulage companies : Norbert Dentressangle and Eddie Stobart... because they are a couple of big juggernauts. One of Nobby's favourite places is the warm blue blanket that serves as a throw on our sofa. Here, the colours of the blanket make me think of the wonderful paintings by Nicolas de Staël.