When the maples in Quint’s garden drop their brilliant autumn leaves, it’s the cedars time to shine. The garden is surrounded by cedars, some dark green, some pale, some golden, some nearly as blue as blue spruce. We love the cedars, their tall crowns and thick branches offering hiding places for squirrels and feathery things, with fragrance that fills the air with clean, fresh hints of winter to come. We don’t often get winter snow here at Colehaus but the weather people think maybe a touch might dust our area next month and we can assure you, snow on the cedars is beautiful.
It’s with this hope that Mom and Quint thought to honor the many cedars that shelter the garden. And that meant Quint could flex his artistic toesies once again.
Yippee! I mean… um, hmmm… Maybe some more light green. Just a touch and then, spruce blue on top? Decisions, decisions.
*dab, dab* Mom said use my soft paws. I’m trying! This mancat has big ol’ painting paws, though.
*touch and lift, touch and lift, dab, dab* I like this icy spruce blue color. It’s almost white, like snow white. That’ll be the last color because if I dab white on now, it’ll get lost in with the icy blue and then, what would be the point?
*pat, pat* Okay, maybe just a little white mixed in with the blue. Surely, a little couldn’t hurt, could it? I’m making art here!
Mom wanted a close up of the blue-white paint on my toes. I asked her if she wanted me to finish or did she want to keep interrupting me. I think that’s a fair question.
Thankfully, Mom let Quint finish painting, getting just the right amount of snow white dabs in just the right places. He’s very proud of his results and we think it’s one of his best winter paintings ever.
His finished work, Snow and Cedars 2016, is now available for purchase here at his Art Shop. We hope you like it. With winter and the holidays coming, perhaps this would be a good time to bring a little Quint into your home. We know he’d like that!