Back to those cats after Warhol as friends tend to call them. And see, this is why we have art—I can make my black cats into orange…kind of stripey cats, if you can let your imagination wander. I got the idea for this while feeding them dinner, and handling raw cat food I can’t really grab my sketchbook and get them down, but I remembered what I saw and got each of the three, Giuseppe, Bean and Mr. Sunshine, to pose for me, long enough to get the basics down.
I had originally intended to fill them solidly with black, but decided instead to leave them just as outlines and make several prints which I would color differently. Of course, I ran upstairs to scan this and forgot, but that’s okay, it’s not like I don’t have other chances.
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I wasn’t pleased with the original scan for this and recently scanned it again. The new scan is at the top, the original scan is below. I like both oranges!
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Art for Donation
Last year when my friend and fellow blogger Robin A.F. Olson found herself in possession of a pile of orange kittens I offered this sketch and another for a $50 donation to her organization.
Here’s an opportunity to help a friend and fellow blogger Robin A.F. Olson, founder of Kitten Associates Inc., raise funds to help more kittens—buy a piece of art by making a donation! Right now she seems to have an overload of orange kittens so I’m offering three very orange daily sketches.
- Petties 2014
Read more about the Petties in this post.
For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.
Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Two Years of Daily Sketches.
And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.
A collection of 34 images of feline artwork
Feline Style Sampler
Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.
or find this book in my Etsy shop.
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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!