Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glowin Cats

I made two glowing cats recently. I pretty much like them. I hope I can find the typical lime green/yellow paint again, that I use for the glow. My oldest sister thinks it has to do something with nuclear power plants, but I see them like cats who emit positive energy.
"Gloeipoes", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2011
"Nite Glow Cat with Flower", Acryl on Canvas, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Maya the Cat

I was at a birthday of the daughter of a good friend of me. I also was good friends with his sister for a long time. At the birthday she was wearing a wide jumper in earth colors. There were some orange and yellow stripes on in it. Her children called her "Maya the Bee" (in Dutch Maja de Bij) after the German animated series, because of the stripes. I thought that was very funny. When she heard about my cat paintings and liked them very much, it did not take long to make this cat called Maja. I think she will give it a nice place in her house.
"Maja", acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm. 2011.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jungle Love

I made a similar color scheme in the past. It's a striking combination. The orange part was a bit difficult. Unfortunately my orange acryl paint did not cover very well. Therefore the orange cat consist of about 5 or 6 layers of paint. I finished the orange part with small red neon red dots. The tiger stripes are in phthaloblue, a color that seems to become a favorite accent color of me. It's a real Jungle cat. This cat loves the Jungle. Jungle liebe, Dschungel liebe. The title was inspired by a song of Zaza, "Dschungel Liebe" (Jungle Love). It was not easy to find the track as I didn't remember the artist name well and did not expect that Jungle was spelled Dschungel in German...

I had experiments at school. One of the students came to me and asked: "Can you paint a cat for me, I like them so much". Before I could say something, she continued: "Can you do something with green?". I took my iPhone and showed this painting, which was finished a few days ago. She liked it, so I said: "No problem, it's yours". Eva was a bit panicking at home when I said one of my new paintings had a new destination, since she seem to like on or two of my new cats.
"Jungle Liebe", acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2011.