Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Moshi Moshi Pussy

I had a student who has a history of using the cell phone in class. She can't live without it it seems.Just before she left school to go to an University of Fine arts, she showed me a huge painting she made. I was quite impressed. I humbly showed photos of some of my cats. "Wow, can you make one for me? she asked.  I made her a Moshi Moshi Pussy. I was not only inspired by the problems she got by using her telephone so much, but also by this funny video.

A burning red background, a poisonous cat calling "FFF". Is it "Freight, Fight Flight" or is it the 6th letter of the alphabet. Your name in kanji like characters. Is this Voodoo?
Acryl on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm, 2010.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is also one of my first cats. While I am now fixed on the big rectangular shape, the cats on this painting are looking a little but more real. It's called Decca, because it has the grayish blue color at the bottom. It was inspired by a series of video's of my friend Riley. He had the new Vintage Colors G-Shock Silencer.

The vintage blue color remind me to the old records collection of my father. It is also the only painting I made featuring two cats.
Acryl on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Joery Pussy

The Joery pussy actually was actually "just another tortoise" when I thought I was finished. Suddenly a small plant grew at the back of the cat.
Joery, who sells plants at a large garden center, asked me once to make a Lucky Cat for him. I think the cat was saying he wanted to be Joery's Lucky pussy. Now he's in the right place, watching over Joery in his room.
Acryl on Canvas 10 x 10 cm.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lucky Cat: Nigo's Bugatti Veyron version for Bram

 My son Bram likes cats. Specially our cat Azrael. Azrael loves Bram too. In and around home you can often find the two together. Bram has a small collection of miniature cats and chinese lucky cats too. Bram also liked my cat painting. I made a special cat for him.Since he is a young boy and fond of playing soldier, I decided to make a camo version. As I like vivid colors on my cats, which normally do not go with camouflage. For this cat I was inspired by Nigo's Bugatti Veyron.
I pretty much like the Bathing Ape camouflage pattern. For Bram's Lucky cat I chose a simpler Camouflage pattern. The cat is placed above the door of Bram's bedroom. This "Happy Holy Hunter" is watching over Bram when he sleeps.
Acryl on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm, "Holy Hunter", 2009.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mountain God Holy Cat

I like watching cycling. This year the Tour de France passed about 20 kilometers from our house, so it was a great happening to watch.
So, what's the most interesting rider to watch?
Corretct, the Polkadot Jersey, sponsored by Carrefour. So this year we went on vacation in France. One time we shopped at a Carrefour. When walking trough the shop, my eyes fell on the a basket with scale models of the Carrefour Promotion cars of the Tour de France Publicity caravan.I couldn't resist to buy one of these cars. Unfortunately they were pretty expensive, so I could afford only one model.
The rest of the vacation only one thing was ghosting through my head. I want a polkadot cat. It was the first cat I painted when we came home from vacation.
 This cat is the God of the mountain. It's a Holy Cat. The god of the Mountain deserves a polkadot outfit.
Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, "Mountain God Holy Cat", 2010.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lucky Cat meets Jason Voorhees

I got a new G-Shock. I wrote an article yesterday and I thought is it was a weird color scheme. Why not try this out on a cat?
Acryl on Canvas, 10 x 10 cm, "Lucky Cat meets Jason Voorhees", 2010. I love these small canvasses.
 Purple whiskers, LOL.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How it started..

I'm not a a real painter. In my youth I was pretty busy with different art forms. Poetry, painting and later a lot of music. About a year ago, on July 16 2009, we had a party of the school personnel at the beach. There were some workshops and one of them was painting. It had been a long time I had played with paint, but somehow I was tickled again. I found an example of a cat painting. The cat was pretty rectangular, I think it was a brown cat, playing with a ball. I thought about our cat Azrael, who doesn't play with balls. He rather plays with life food, like mice, birds and rats. 
I signed the painting with my old autograph, "Georg A". Sjors is derived from Georg. When I showed my paintings in my teenage years to other people, I was constantly called George. At one time it became too much and I said: "If you can't pronounce my name well, it's just Sjors". Well, rest is history. Lately a student called me by my real name (not many people know my real name). I told her, That is my name, but I am Sjors.
 Not long after this personnels party I bought acryl paint and in the meanwhile I bought much more (including marten hair brushes). From time to time I paint these rectangular cats. Often I am inspired by recent happenings, watch articles I write or people I meet or know. I don't pretend to be an artist. Maybe I must paint because of some kind of primitive instinct. Some cats I paint have been ghosting in my head for days, some just come to life under my fingers. Somehow they seem to make people happy. well, that makes me happy too.

I have painted a lot of these cats. I have no idea how much I made. I try to post them from time to time here with some background. I hope you love my cats.