Sunday, December 30, 2012

Night Trippin'

It's not the easies cat to photograph. The night tripper walks in a Phthalo Blue sky. The cat is almost fluorescent pink with purple spots. Note: the "Japanese Stamp" was not good in the first photograph. It has been retouched later (see other pics).
This square is inspired by Japanese stamps. It says "Sho-Zu" (Sjors in Japanese). 
"Night Tripper", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2012.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fire Storm

This must be a holy cat in a hot environment. At least, I think it is. The background look like stormy flames or lava. Hence the name, Fire Storm, which is written with silver characters on his body. On his body, you can see also an Japanese inspired stamp. From the photo I found from an on-line Japanese shop. It seems the stamp means "Luck", although I usually use "幸運". I very much love the use of Phthalo Blue, in combination with silver accents.
"Holy Cat, Fire Storm". This cat has bronze whiskers and silver grey eyes.
"Fire Storm", acryl on canvas, 20cm x 20cm, 2012.

Friday, December 28, 2012


I haven't been painting for months, but I picked up my paintbrushes again to create some last cats for 2012. Meanwhile enjoying a nice beer.
This is Hopper. It was also a little finger exercise. I got some new brushes and tried a technique with wild strokes on the canvas. I sometimes use a similar green/yellow striped combo as background, but this time I made a "grass" cat. I used a turquoise lining to accentuate the contrast to the red and blue background.
"Hopper", Acryl on canvas, 20 cm x 20 cm, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Laurens-Jan is the first Holy Cat I painted on wood. The panel is a little smaller than usual. Laurens-Jan's initials are painted in Greek on the cat's trunk. I like to give my "Holy Cats" unusual double names. Both Laurens and Jan are typical old Dutch names. 
A good beer was drunk during painting this cat.
ローレンス=ジャン, or Lawrence-Jean, that's close too.
"Laurens-Jan", Acryl on wood, 9 x 9 cm, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Philipe-Arnoud is a kind of study cat. Themes are taken over in a cat painted on wood. From my "Holy Cats" series.
"Philippe-Arnoud", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Gold und Liebe

At the graduation at school this year (I guess that was in June) there were two girlfriends of someone I had given a cat in the past. They both liked that cat so they came to me when they had the chance. One of the girls liked my Purple Sweets Square Cat. I told her that it was hers if she wanted it. A few weeks later I saw here cycling in the street, when I wa in the garden, so I called her and gave her that cat.
For the other girl it was easy for me what to paint, but I first needed to get the right paint. At that time she was on a school for goldsmiths. Recently she changed school and is now learning for Physic teacher. Well, I combined that thought and made the silve cat (right). I was not sure how the gold paint would be, because it looks dirty brown when applied on the canvas, but when the paint dries, it gives a very nice gold metallic tone. Also I was surprised I only needed one or two layers to cover completely. Quite surprised I like these metallic paints. I must use them more often. After I saw the result of the silver cat, I decided it needed a twin brother in gold. They should go to their new owner together.
"Physics of a Gold Cat", acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2011.
In the decoration there is the Japanese sign for gold (money) used: 金
"Physics of a Silver Cat", acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2011.
I think it's obvious what 銀 means :-)
I am so going to miss these two cats when they are gone...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shifty Pussy

Ay Ay, a shifted cat. Don't know where the inspiration came from. Is it a  synapse blockade giving strange visuals, is it a magic trick of an illusionist went wrong. What a color. I found the blue tone in a local artists shop. I wasn't sure what to think about it, but it actually looks great. It looks surreal. I'm shifted, like Shifty Disco!
The Shifty Disco EP certainly inspired me to make this cat and visualize the title in some way.
"Shifted Pussy", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cat sightings

Faraday has found a place in a Physics class room.
And Lorentz has found a place in another physics classroom
And some sightings of Azrael...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Holy Fire

"holy Fire Cat", Acryl on canvas 10 x 10 cm, 2012.
I made a video how I make my paintings. Somehow I had a pretty long fight with iMovie this time, but after starting over 3 times, it worked again. I'm not sure what I did wrong. The painting was inspired by Stewart M. who is a Fireman and author of Positive Paradise. I have thought this painting out in Barcelona. Not included in the video is the painting of the fire hose on the side. I had already turned off the timer. Instead of photo's, a video this time.

The Japanese characters 防火用 mean "Bouka-you", which translated mean: "For Fire Protection" (first two characters mean: "Fire Proctection", the other one means "Use as" or "Use for"). Big thanks to Debrah for figuring this out for me.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Velvet Pussy

Behold, The Velvet Pussy!
The initial inspiration was found from my beer tear-off calendar that I got from good friends. Free translated it says: "The Irish and English mix their beers with all kinds of drinks and give it curious names. Red Witch is, by example, Guinness with Pernod, cider and berry juice. Velvet Pussy is Guinness with Port and Black Velvet is Guinness with Champagne. For the English, a Mother in Law, is an old with a bitter."
 Only the name, Velvet Pussy. I had to paint it, but first i had to taste it...
Frankly, give me my Guinness (Draught) just pure...just like my port. Personally I din't think the Velvet Pussy tasted that good. 
The velvet and port. It reminded me of the Patta x Parra Nike Air max 1 sneakers. 
"Velvet Pussy", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2012.