Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Apple 2

An Apple a Day : Apple 2: My second journey into apples...they are becoming more than interesting...the more I sit and look at them the more fascinating they become...as I paint them it is like walking over a hill and painting what I see...the light hitting the sides of the 'hill' the dips and crannies the changes in texture and colour....am I getting obsessive about this?…I'll take a break....and calm down..

Sunday, 29 May 2016

On Guard

Meow of the Day : On Guard : Keeping kittens save is important in the early days..incase they stray in to danger…..it's also nice to have a cuddle with them...whether they want it or not...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Pear 1

Still Life of the Day : Pear 1 : I have always liked a nice pear…I actually ate this when I finished the paintings as a perk..again I'm finding the more I paint still lives the more interesting they get..fascinating to do...the light on this subject was particularly inspiring...

Friday, 27 May 2016

Proud Father

Meow of the Day : Proud Father : Out for a walk with the kids…keeping an eye out for any dangers...helping the kittens to become useful and independent ...but first it's up to you to make the transition easy.....also a little bit of showing off....

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Apple 1

Apple of the Day: Apple 1 : Thought I'd have a break for the pussies and relax with some still life paintings…they seem a simple exercise ...but the more you painting the more interesting they become...it's like painting a landscape..ever interesting......have a go...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

I Keep Thinking It's Monday

Meow of the Day : I Keep Thinking It's Monday : You know the feeling you can't remember what day it is......one day starts to feel like any another day....you get up ...eat breakfast...sleep....lunch.....go out in the afternoon for a walk....snooze....supper....sleep....at weekends... party....I'm beginning to get that Deja Vue feeling again…and again

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Where am I?

Meow of the Day : Where am I ? : Just came into this room and........can't remember why.....
what is going on?....surely there must be a good reason why I am here....I came in for a ......?
you know, one of those things…..that are in here.....or was it to bring something in here with me?.....if so, where is it...?....if I sit here long enough I'm sure it will come to me.....or maybe......not.

Monday, 23 May 2016

I'm Pregnant

Meow of the Day : I'm Pregnant : My new partner sidles up to me one morning to whisper sweet nothings in my furry ear....I wait expectantly...." I'm pregnant " she says.....PREGNANT! I feel the colour drain from my face....I start to shake....I'm sweating now....now shivery....I can't talk ...I can't walk or move at all.....after what feels like a day.....I say " Excellent news my love…I'm so happy"....but I'm thinking " can't wait for things to get back to normal 

Saturday, 21 May 2016


Meow of the Day : Foreplay : A three curled tail....Serious stuff...this female means business ...no turning back now...it's full steam ahead....I'll go with the flow and see what happens..what can possibly go wrong???...

Friday, 20 May 2016

First Move

Meow of the Day : First Move : It nice to have an advance acknowledged ..so many times I have endured rejection…how many rejections can a cat stand?...you start to lose confidence ..will I ever score again....but you know how it is ...you'll always give it one more try...and then suddenly YOU SCORE! ...wow what a great feeling....things can only get better.....one hopes....

Thursday, 19 May 2016

A Lick for Luck

Meow of the Day : A lick for Luck : Just being friendly…don't panic....it's a getting to know you thing...my human likes this too....so if you want to get someone to like you ...give them a good licking.....good luck.....

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Have you tried Viagra?

Meow of the Day : Have you tried Viagra ? " What is the matter with you? Your 'get up and go' has 'Got up and gone" you're a shadow of your former self...you're no good to me in this state..I need fun and games…I need to be chased around the roofs of this city...and caught....so you better try some Viagra....and lots of it......

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

I'm all Googled out

Meow of the Day : I'm all Googled Out : You know what it's like...your eyes go first...then your ears....then your brain...you can't focus..you don't hear stuff properly..then your head hurts and you start to feel all muzzy ....and then you paws ache ..you worry about getting paw-tunnel-syndrome .....I must stop using "their" computer….

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Yellow Roses

Still Life of the Day : Yellow Roses : My second attempt to get my class to paint from LIFE...note the same vase...they went along with it ...to keep me happy I suspect...but once again they surprised themselves.....but once again they produced photographs to paint from…I then realised that this was going to be a looooooooooooooooong lesson...ho hum..

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Sunlit Dasies

Still Life of the Day : Sunlit Daisies : This an attempt to get my class to get away from painting from photographs and get down to some painting from real LIFE…they tried to start with pencils but I insisted they start with paint brushes and surprised themselves with the results...but I noticed we are back to the photographs this week....but I haven't given up yet...

Friday, 13 May 2016

I'm a little Teapot

Meow of the Day : I'm a little Teapot : This is an actual teapot made somewhere in England not sure where…I couldn't resist making a painting if it...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Edvard Munch's Cat

​Meow of the Day : The Meow 2 : Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893.which this is a version of his cats screaming…..meowing I mean....

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pablo Picasso's Pussy

​Meow of the Day : Pablo Picasso's Cat :Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, Here is the kind of cat I'm sure he had….

Tuesday, 10 May 2016


Meow of the Day : Modigliani's Cat : Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterised by the elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance. This may be one of his cats….

Monday, 9 May 2016

Paul Klee's Kat

Meow of the Day : Paul Klee's Kat : Paul Klee was a Swiss-German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included ExpressionismCubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with colour theory…If he had a kat... this is what I think it may have looked like...

Sunday, 8 May 2016

La Chat Seurat

Meow of the Day : La Chat Seurat : Georges Seurat was a post-impressionist painting in Paris in the late 1800's He innovated new painting techniques called Pointillism and Chromoluminarism ( had to look that one up )…He painted little dots of paint next to each other until he had a complete painting hoping this would make it easy for people who said they can't paint to paint...good luck.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

La Chat de la Moulin Rouge

Meow of the Day : La Chat de la Moulin Rouge : Not Henri De Toulouse Lautrec's cat but one he must have seen on his many visits to the Moulin Rouge…This was the "house cat" keeping the rats away from the dancers and visitors...don't know his name...

Friday, 6 May 2016

Rene Magrittie's Cat

Meow of the Day : Rene Magrittie's Cat : An interesting painter was Rene Magrittie his paintings were full of wonderful ideas….difficult to explain here ...and worth having a close study..this is how I think he might have painted his cat....

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Henri, Matisse's Cat

Meow of the Day : Henri, Matisse's cat : Towards the end of Henri Matisse's life he took to making cutouts as he was too ill to paint…this is how I imagine he would do a portrait of his cat...

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Painting of the Day : Bedtime : The day has ended and everyone has gone to bed…just a little reading and then out with the lights...all is quiet and still the reflection of the house is perfect ...not a ripple to spoil the image...

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Moonlit Palace

Painting of the Day : Moonlit Palace : A painting of Venice at night from a very old sketch not entirely successful I was hoping that the reflection would be as good as it was in the original…maybe I should try this again...

Monday, 2 May 2016

Autumn Hideaway

Painting of the Day : Autumn Hideaway : Another drawing from my sketch book…this time last Autumn so quite inappropriate for now....but here nonetheless ...