It's that time of the year again: the time when I am in a bunch of gallery shows! These two pretty kitties are for the Animal Kingdom show at Gallery Nucleus. It opens this Saturday, February 16!
It's been a while since I painted some kitties. You want to know something weird? I never feel like I really know how to draw a cat. They're not super complicated, right? Pointy triangle ears, loopy tail, whiskers. But when I start, somehow, my drawings are just the most terrible, generic cat shaped blobs you've ever seen. I tried to make these guys feel specific, and I think I managed it ok. They're certainly different from any other kitties I've painted.
They're not meant to be portraits of my actual pets (past or present), since I've never had a medium-haired-kinda-fluffy black cat before. The gray stripy cat did come out looking like a cat I had named DC. It stood for "Don't Cuddle me", since she really really hated everything and everyone and especially being snuggled upon. Sort of like my present cat (who is gray but stripe-less).
The really funny thing about ever making an image with a cat in it is this: there is always someone who will say "OMG, that looks just like MY cat!"
Is it YOU??
Also, notice how I resisted pink, yet again!
PS, in regards to the unicorn painting: it looks like there WILL BE PRINTS of it AVAILABLE at the WWA Gallery! Hooray! They're not on the site, but I have it on good authority that they will be available at the opening.