Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sound & Silence.

I recently bought some new acryl paints. A lot of colors I often use to stock and also three new neon colors (I already had Neon Pink). That's a big shout to paint again. 

I see a new series coming up. "Sound & Silence". It's derived of a piece of spoken word I heard many years ago. It was a reaction of the complaints by people who do not like music with the use of synthesizers and their synthesized sounds. . From what I remember the end of the text was: "There is no such thing as an artificial sound. There is only sound or silence".  What does it have to do with these cats. Maybe it's about their presence. They are apparently strolling around at night. The neon colors shout out loud in the silent background with only a few starts shining bright. So, here are Sound & Silence prt 1 and 2. 

"Sound & Silence 1" (green) and "Sound & Silence 2" (Orange). Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm. June 2014.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tortoise waiting

A student saw the "Lime Hunter" a week ago. I told her I thinking of some tortoise cats. I decided to paint a tortoise in the same color scheme as the "Lime Hunter", but in a more mysterious cloudy background and without a lantern. Characteristic for my tortoises is that they often have lost a scute from their tortoise shell pattern.

Apparently this big green guy is waiting for Phoebe. Maybe it's his girl friend. It seems at least he is looking forward for the things to come. Why Phoebe? Frankly just because I always loved that name. When I had a Tamagochi in 1997, I named my virtual pet Phoebe. As I only paint male cats (though sometimes refer to them as pussy), I could not direct name my cat Phoebe. 

"Waiting for Phoebe", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014