04/29/2016 – Quint’s Spring Art

A week or so ago, I finally took my Spring garden walk. Whew! That was a long time in coming! And what glorious flowers are out there!

These flowers begged to be laid on - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

These flowers begged to be laid on – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint says the brighter, the better - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint says the brighter, the better – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint's spot for quiet contemplation - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s spot for quiet contemplation – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Finally, me and Dad had to retreat back inside (noisy neighbors!) and after a good night’s sleep and a few daytime naps, I was ready to dab and pat paint to paper.

A little inspiration from the Masters - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A little inspiration from the Masters – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Unbeknownst to me, Mom planned ahead on the off chance I wouldn’t get to walk through the garden. She wanted to make sure I had plenty of inspiration.

Quint adds orange - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint adds orange – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Leaves are easy to paint. After all, I only looked at them from the window for a month or so before getting to go outside. I figure it’s hard to mess up leaves so I didn’t spend too much time looking at them once I got out in the garden. I’m all about the flowers!

Adding some orange was fun. I’m a big fan of orange *wink* And yellow too. My Mom would have you think I’d paint with nothing but yellow if I could. She might be right.

Quint deciding  on color - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint deciding on color – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Hmmm, what color to add next, what color to add next?

Quint adds purple - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint adds purple – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Purple!

This purple color made me so happy, not to mention getting to paint at last after a long winter, I got a little lovey while dabbing my paw in the palette dish. Not only did my toes do the painting this time, but some extra paw fur added flair too. It’s noticeable on my finished paintings, most notably on my pink flowers. Mom asked if this is going to be a regular thing. Silly Mom. How do I know? I’m just an artist!

Quint's Full Spring painting - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Full Spring painting – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Here’s one of my finished paintings. Mom’s calling it Full Spring, maybe because all of our flowers seem to be blooming at once. I hope you like it. And if you do, maybe you’d like to visit my art shop to see it and some other paintings I’ve done. Maybe one or two will find forever homes with you!

Quint done painting - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint done painting – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Thanks for having patience with me and my Mom, waiting along with me to get to go outside for my Spring walk. Was it worth the wait? I think so!

The Relaxed Quint - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

The Relaxed Quint – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

04/27/2016 – Wordless Wednesday

Viola - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Viola – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

04/25/2016 – ManCat Monday

After a record-setting wet winter, the sun finally peeked out… a few weeks ago! Ah, there’s nothing like spring whiffies and looking forward to the year’s first walk around the garden… again, a few weeks ago. I know my flowers have really taken off and I can’t wait to sink my nose in every one of them.

Spring Whiffs at last - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Spring Whiffs at last – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

But apparently, Mom and Dad had a lot of winter cleanup to do. Said if they didn’t spend days upon days out there (really, it was more like three weeks), I wouldn’t even see my flowers.

So… all this had to happen first:

Colehaus backyard - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Colehaus backyard – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Cement walkways had to be swept, scrubbed, and cleaned.

Tulips and Azaleas - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Tulips and Azaleas – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Fall leaves had to be raked and picked up.

Patio furniture - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Patio furniture – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Patio furniture had to be scrubbed and set up.

Where's the water? 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Where’s the water? 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

And as you might remember, our fountain needed “important” work before anything else could happen. But finally, finally:

Anxious to get to his garden flowers - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Anxious to get to his garden flowers – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Yeah, I *might* have been a little antsy to get to my garden flowers. I nearly tugged the leash out of Dad’s hand! C’mon, Dad, hurry up!

Checking out the greens - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Checking out the greens – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint loves the showy azaleas - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint loves the showy azaleas – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I’m a little partial toward these orange flowers. Gee, I wonder why. MOL!

Quint taking in all the flowers - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint taking in all the flowers – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A big fan of lavender creeping phlox - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A big fan of lavender creeping phlox – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I wanted to stay out there for hours… but it was turning dusky and our new, next door rental house neighbors were being REALLY, REALLY LOUD, so me and Dad made one more quick lap around the garden and called it a night.

Thanks, Mom, for not coming up with yet another excuse forgetting about my walk. Anytime you’re ready to set up my studio, I’m more than ready to dive into some paint!