08/01/2016 – The ManCat’s Summer Art

Mom thanks you for all your wonderful birthday greetings last Friday. She says she had a good day shopping, reading, snacking on cookies, and giving all the kitties kisses because she shares her special days like that. Thank you for helping make her day special!

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Last week, Quint showed off his favorite summer flowers, daylilies.

Summer Lilies - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Summer Lilies – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

He’s always been attracted to the different colors growing in his garden, and knows to sniff only, not nibble, because lilies are poisonous to cats. After more research and direction to a good article by Connie of Tails of the Foster Kittens, explaining that even a few grains of lily pollen can cause organ failure, we’ve decided it best that Quint admire these flowers from afar.

Quint tracing his subject - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint tracing his subject – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

… and he seems to be perfectly happy with that decision!

Working with yellow - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Working with yellow – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

While Quint admired and traced flower shapes with his paw, Mom mixed up some colors – Greens, yellow, blush and passion pinks, apricot and summer peach, and creamy white. After applying green (and letting it, and his paws, dry so the wet colors don’t muddy each other), and the pink colors, Quint dove into his favorite color this year – yellow.

Sometimes, Mom thinks perhaps she ought to let Quint paint using nothing but yellow, maybe to get that color out of his system. A bunch of bright yellow dandelion paintings. Bright, yellow, boring dandelions.

Quint unamused - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint unamused – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Is my Mom poking fun at me? I think my Mom might be poking fun at me. And at yellow.

Quint's Two-Paw Paint Method - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Two-Paw Paint Method – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

And… moving on… Clearly, using yellow requires use of both paws! Quint seems to be developing a two-paw paint method. Good thing he doesn’t mind multiple wet paws during clean up!

Dabbing Pink - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Dabbing Pink – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Dabbing on more pink. Or maybe it was dark apricot. Once he gets going, paw dipping and dabbing paint tend to go fast!

Quint's Summer Lilies - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Summer Lilies – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

And here’s his finished work. Quint’s Summer Lilies 2016. Quint created five of these.

Quint's Duo-Color Summer Lilies - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Duo-Color Summer Lilies – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

But wait, there’s more! Risk-taker Mom decided to try a little something different with a two-color background, similar to the photo Quint took his cues from, using Pacific slate gray and ripe summer peach. Quint didn’t skip a beat and laid his vision on his summer daylilies over the two. With Mom’s help, he created three of this version.

Quint hopes you like his summer work - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint hopes you like his summer work – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I hope you like my summer lilies. I liked painting them! And if you’d like, please visit my art shop where all my paintings are looking for forever homes, maybe even yours. All proceeds go to the best cause of all – helping cats, like my foster sister Miss Itty, who need help paying for medical care and attention.

Thanks for hanging out with me while I painted. Stay cool and have a good week!

52 responses to “08/01/2016 – The ManCat’s Summer Art

  1. Your mom would never make fun of your yellow!! And your artwork is really pawsome, Quint.

  2. You do such beautiful work, Quint! Your summer paintings are gorgeous!

    • Thank you! I hope everyone likes my summer colors this year. They aren’t as bright as usual but they do match our much cooler summer weather this year!

  3. Oh! Quint, I love these! You are a true AR-TEEST!

  4. Wow you’ve been very busy painting Quint.

  5. These are purrfect, Quint! I wish I could paint as well as you. But, we can’t all be the artist that you are. Purrs!

  6. Joan Ryan (KitKat)

    Oh, we love them both! Very pretty Quint. We’ll have to find a spot for one or two.

    • Thank you! You know I don’t always do two; Mom sprung that on me. But I sure liked painting them both! Look for your paintings in the mail soon!

  7. we love seeing Quint paint….and telling people all about him 🙂

  8. Are these already sold out, Qunt? Mom couldn’t find them in your shop. They are exquisite. Can you let us know if they are still available, please? XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. Quint youare super talented boy.

    Emma and Buster

  10. Those are beautiful paintings! I’m glad that Quint can admire the flowers from afar, at least!

  11. Quint, you are SO talented! I love your latest series.

  12. Quint….you have such an artistic eye for colors!
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  13. dood ~~~ ewe haz done a total lee awesum job with summer time lilleez…we will sneek over two yur store & haza look see at yur werk….N speekin oh awesum…awesum stink ewe ya gived yur mom when her dizzed yur yellow….we can see thiz azza nother quint christmas time card !! ♥♥♥

  14. Adoro ver você pintando, você tem muito talento Quint!

  15. Quint, you really do have a way with colours. You have ‘the eye’, as some might say. Every work of art you create is a masterpiece, for sure.


  16. Katie Isabella

    Quint, you are truly moms and my hero. Seriously. XXOO

  17. Wow, Quint. You outdid yourself with these paintings.

  18. Quint! You are a fantastic artist! Those are beautiful! We love them 🙂 …we also LOVE your unamused look. Hugs to you all.

  19. Your paintings are lovely, Quint.

  20. manxmnews2014

    Quint you are absolutely amazing!

  21. Quint, you are amazing! The colors are just beautiful!

    Love the “unimpressed with mom” picture! 🙂

  22. Tell your mom we’re sorry we missed her birthday, Mom and dad were away in the camper thingy. Your artwork is as stunning as ever, well done!

  23. You are SO incredibly talented, Quint!

  24. Quint, you are a fabulous artist!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  25. We are all totally in love with your art Quint, totally!

  26. I love you and your art Quint! You are an amazing artist.

  27. We love your summer liy art work, Quint! You are so very talented!

  28. These are beautiful, Quint! I like your style AND your sense of color, even if right now it’s mostly yellow.

  29. Quint these are gorgeous! Your Mom is teasing you about yellow 🙂 But maybe you do need to do some sunflowers and get your yellow going!