Yesterday, I made a paper easel for Syd's World. After working on this painting for almost a year, I wanted to somehow see his little cat face. Adding the easel gives me an opportunity to show a front view of Syd, and still keep his classic window pose. Constructing a paper easel protected everything already painted behind it and help test composition. I wanted to make sure I was not painting over something crucial to the information in the painting. I was able to move it around until I found the perfect spot.