Friday, July 25, 2014

Deux Neon Tartans

I started with the small painting on top. I had quite a quarrel with a kind of thick neon pink paint. Although water soluble, it was very hard to get it homogenous. For the good order, the background of these paintings are fluorescent pink. I found a way to get an even neon pink background on a 20 x 20 cm canvas. Only problem, the paint already solidified in the tube. I bought this paint very recent to try, but I don't think I am gonna buy this paint again. Anyway, I started the turquoise cat as a tortoise, but thought it would be great to try a fantasy tartan pattern. As Eva had requested me to make a 20 x 20 cm cat for in out little hall of fame, I thought it would be interesting to make a second cat with the same color pattern. The bigger canvas made it possible to give the cat more expression in his face. Instead of the usual name stamp, I painted a Chinese lantern with my name on it (in Japanese). The first, 10 x 10 cm, cat has some clouds on the background, the background of the 20 x 20 cm canvas has a kind of aquarelle texture, due to the amount of water I had to use to get the paint usable. Note that I kind of forgot to sign the big cat, but that it actually looks fine without it. The name stamp on the lamp is of course also a signature. 

I had bought this Chinese lantern for a school play. It is actually the inspiration to replace the name stamp with a lantern.

"McCandy", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014
"McBigKandee", Acryl on canvas, 20 x 20 cm, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Le Snacker.

I bought the greenish turquoise acryl paint a few weeks ago. It is a very remarkable color. It isn't really green, but it isn't really blue ("bloo") either. Originally I planned to make a cat in turquoise, but the difference between the two colors were so small that, when I was painting in my backyard, I hardly could see the difference. Hence the candy stick colors. I really got graving for sweet candy when I was painting this.

You hardly see this with the naked eye, but the pink paint showed some mysterious craquelé. The craquelé proces is stopped with a glossy varnish.

"Le Candy Snacker", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sexy Legs

At first glance, not a real special cat, but I like this one myself. I bought the rose red acryl paint about a week ago and was curious how it would look in real. It's the purplish red inner stripe line in the tiger stripes. He has skinny legs for such a compact fat cat. Those are real sexy legs...

"Sexy Legs", Acryl on canvas, 10 x 10 cm, 2014.