09/28/2015 – ManCat Monday

No good smells - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

No good smells – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Our long dry summer is over and let me tell you, I was one bored Mancat during all that time. For months, everything was the same – too sunny, too bright, too dry, too hot, too much dirt smells in the air. Where’s the green leafy smell I love?

Quint watching Kitten TV - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint watching Kitten TV – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Nothing was interesting. Toys weren’t interesting, my usual Kitten TV didn’t seem terribly interesting.

Goofy Quint - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Goofy Quint – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I tried entertaining myself by acting goofy. That sometimes works.

Quint's Hideout - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Hideout – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

But not that day. So I climbed into one of my hideouts to wait for our summer to go away.

Quint - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

And then I remembered something I like to do, something I haven’t done in a while! Why didn’t I think of this before?

Quint's sign he wants to paint - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s sign he wants to paint – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I know you’ve already seen this picture. This was the day I remembered what wasn’t boring. I let my mom know right away what that something was and she was extra speedy in setting up my paint studio.

Quint painting - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint painting – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Of course, my mom just had to bring her camera in with us. I was hoping she’d leave that darn thing some place else. Do not like the camera while working, mom! You know this!

Other than mom trying to take photos, which I am happy to report, she mostly failed at (Win!), I had a good afternoon painting and I painted the next day and the next day too. I had a paintin’ palooza good time!

Quint's painting "Softly Fall 2015" - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s painting “Softly Fall 2015” – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

After a couple of days of getting my head (and paws) back into creating art, I worked with some soft colors (mom’s always trying to get me to do that)…

Quint loves strong colors in the garden - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint loves strong colors in the garden – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint's Summer's End 2015 - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Summer’s End 2015 – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… and then, remembering the last walk I had in the garden before it got so hot, I played in the strong colors I love. Dipping and stepping, dipping and stepping, I was squashing the last bit of summer out and away and I was more than happy to do it. I mean, someone had to!

Hanging Out - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Hanging Out – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

So there you have it. That’s my summer wrap up. It was long and hot but now it’s not. I remembered how much I love painting and I hope you like seeing what I do. You’re welcome to check out more of my work in my art shop anytime. Maybe you’d like one for yourself! We can do that!

Most of the green papers from my sales goes to help offset the cost of sick or hurt kitties whose humans would otherwise have to make the terrible decision to euthanize. This year alone, sales from my paintings have raised three hundred green papers for this cause and over two hundred for a very special cause last February. Sometimes I think people like my paintings and want to help just as much as I do. Thank you for that, thank you for checking out my art, and thank YOU for hanging in there with this extra long post!

Love and purrs,

25 responses to “09/28/2015 – ManCat Monday

  1. Pawsome work, as always. But we all know that Flashy Beast ain’t going nowhere! Moms are addicted.

  2. Quint the wets are here too. It rained all weekend!
    Oh boy you got your painting mojo back
    Madi your bfff

  3. We think you are getting your paw ready to so a masterpeice or two Quint.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Oh my, Quint, I LOVE Summer’s End!

  5. Quint, Mom said we had to write to you and let you know how much we value your painting skills! We’re so happy that we have some of your art. You have such a paw for color! Just turn your back on that flashy box. Our Mom has hers out all the time, too! Purrs and soft paw pats to you and your roommates!

  6. Darn, I can’t share the painting I like from here or your shop. I’ll just hope people come here to see it! Let’s help you raise more green papers for kitties whose lives depend on it–we know how important that is.

  7. Nicely done, Quint! However, I’ll take a whole bunch more of summer, if you please…

  8. I am glad you got back in the mood to paint. Those came out great.

  9. That is wonderful how your painting help other kitties! We sure treasure our Tucker birthday painting you made for us.

  10. DOOD !!!!! we troo lee N joy heer in bout yur werk….noe matter how long de post…we iz glad summerz gone two; coz BURDZ FLY SOUTH….{ with R apolgeez ta R southern nayborz } and we gotta say we loves thiz seezonz werk….another awesum job dood N way kewl ya raized all thoze $$$$$$ ta help all thoz kittehz ~~~
    🙂 ♥♥♥

  11. I’m glad you are back to painting, Quint! We are still having hot days down here – you would be decidedly unhappy!

  12. Oh, we are so excited! We just ordered “Softly Fall” and are looking for the purrfect frame. We are going to order “Summers End” next month. Hope it doesn’t sell out! This is our elebenty millionth Quint masterpiece. YAY!

  13. Those awe gweat pictures Quint. We was wunnerin’ what kind of paint yous used dat be safe fur kitties? Mommy was wantin’ to get our paw purrints, specially sis Lexi’s cuz weez just never know how long we have. Mommy’s been twyin’ to memorialize us every wat she pawssibly can.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    • Quint uses Pro-Art child friendly acrylic paint easily found in bottles at craft stores and sometimes, at larger grocery stores. A company representative assured us it was pet friendly as well as long as no one consumes it *looking at the sometimes licky boy, Quint* To be on the safe side, we water down some of the colors he uses, don’t let the paint stay on his paws terribly long (red stains fur for a while), and immediately wash his paws with soap and water after painting. Luckily for us, Quint’s never minded wet paws. Have fun!

      • Ooooh Here’s da reply button. MOL Fanks fur lettin’ us know. Mommy weally dus wanna memorialized everyfin’ these days. Weez not mind da wet eever so this sounds pawsum.

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Lexi

  14. You make such amazing paintings, Quint! We’re glad to hear that you have been able to help so many cats with your paintings. That’s pawesome!

  15. Wow, your paintings are great, Quint. Just look at what being bored did for you!

  16. Awesome job as always, Quint! We are happy you found your inspiration for some new and beautiful artwork. We love you, buddy!

  17. Maxwell: You inspire us, dood. I kinda wonder what art forms I could pursue. I suppose litterbox work is overdone these days….

  18. You are such an artist Quint. You represent the kitty community so well.


  19. Pawsome job, Quint ! You did beautiful artwork ! Purrs

  20. We kuldn’t find a reply button, but fank you. Weez not mind da wet paws eever. Mommy’s on a tear of memorializin’ everyfin’, wo weez weally purreciate yous help.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi