Saturday, June 09, 2007

Sneak Preview! Return of the Blue Cat

There's another Here Kitty painting coming, but here's a sneak preview of the latest one that will be up for auction soon. If you're interested in purchasing it before I list it, please feel free to contact me.

I've been in love with black bamboo for quite some time, and although it translates easily to monochromatic Chinese brush paintings, it's another thing to do it in oils, in color, and in my finger painted style. It was fun, though, and I look forward to painting more black bamboo, as I've looked forward to painting more cherry blossoms.

The background is done again in a celestial, iridescent gold to pay homage to the gold leaf used in East Asian art. It represents a heavenly state of being or plane of existence. In the foreground is a rock, again painted in a way influenced by Chinese brush paintings, and atop the rock sits that darn cat--Here Kitty in its other incarnation.

There's only one other painting so far with this version of Here Kitty--it's the popular Meow & Zen image you can see in my gallery. I'll be exploring the soulful, backward glance of this divine cat as I've been meaning to these last few months.

Invite beauty,

I.
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