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.