Friday, May 16, 2014

Fortune Lamp

This is a special cat. a few weeks ago I asked one of our students about the pink silicon wristband she was wearing. I was a bit shocked about her story. She got it from the nursing department of her mother. She had been treated for breast cancer. She told me this bracelet was a good luck charm. I was pretty touched by the story and decided to make a lucky nursing cat for her. Above you can see the scetch I made, of what I had in my head, so I wouldn't forget. Something went wrong in my orienting in the sketch, but it turned out nice in the final painting. This nursing cat gives luck and fortune. It's the first cat in a series "Lantern Cats". 

"Fortune Lamp Lucky Cat", Acryl on Canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lime Hunter

I was looking for some high contrasting colors and came out to signal pink and lime green. Little problem was the lantern. If I did it in red it would be hardly visible and I already used a high contrast color. I used a special teint of dark blue, which works pretty nice here. 

"Lime Hunter",Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

In the 808th State

Rhythm is Rhythm, it is what it is. Just like that. Derrick May knew that already in 1988. This cat is a wink to both the famous drumcomputer TR-808 and the song in the video below. It was one of the first techno tracks I heard. 

Alright, it's not Rhythim is Rhythim. It's from a new series of cats I made with a Chinese or Japanese lantern with my signature. 

"Rhythm = Rhythm", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014