Black Cat

Most of the time, my cat’s fur seems to be black in color. But when she sits in the sun, she undergoes a transformation. In this painting you can see the true dark brown tone of her coat which is enhanced by the orange reflected light bouncing off the hardwood floor. I find it fascinating that our brains can perceive an object as “black” when it is in truth vividly colorful and contains the full range of values from the purest white to the deepest dark.

Watercolor painting of a black cat on a chair in the sun by Jessica Lanan

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