11/21/2016 – ManCat Monday with the artist Quint

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.

Garden snow 2012 - © Colehaus.com

Garden snow 2012 – © Colehaus.com

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.

Quint ponders his next painting step - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint ponders his next painting step – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

*dab, dab* Mom said use my soft paws. I’m trying! This mancat has big ol’ painting paws, though.

Quint paints Snow and Cedars - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint paints Snow and Cedars – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

*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?

Quint painting his Snow and Cedars - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint painting his Snow and Cedars – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

*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!

A close up during Quint painting - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A close up during Quint painting – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

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.

Quint's Snow and Cedars - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Snow and Cedars – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

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!

Smiling Quint - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Smiling Quint – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

30 responses to “11/21/2016 – ManCat Monday with the artist Quint

  1. What a lovely picture Quint and we think you have a wonderful taste with your choice of colours.

  2. You are such a talented mancat, Quint, truly. And that one is especially lovely.

  3. Wow. Such a handsome mancat AND a talented arti’ste! That print is amazingly beautiful!

  4. Oh Quint, you should have an art exhibit somewhere. You are totally talented and squee-worthy!

    Emma and Buster

  5. Quint did an outstanding job.

    I linked you to Awww Mondays. Thanks for dropping by.

    Have a purrfect day. ☺

  6. Both the photo and Quint’s painting are beautiful…
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Oh Quint, that is one really good painting. We love the cedar trees too and with snow, they are especially pretty.

  8. dood….now theeze terned out total lee awesum….total lee !!!! N de tree iz BURD FREE ~~~~~~ 984 pawz up buddy !!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  9. We totally adore your art Quint!!!

  10. Quint, you are amazing! That is beautiful art.

  11. What a nice painting to honor the cedars. We love the look of snow but we’re fine with it in pictures instead of reality. 🙂

  12. That’s a particularly inspired painting, Quint!

  13. Joan Ryan (KitKat)

    We love your cedars painting Quint. We never get snow here so we will enjoy the look. Mommy thinks it will be purrfect for our Christmas display.
    Sasha & Grady Lewis

  14. You outdid yourself on this art, Quint. Beautiful!

  15. Quint, you’re our favorite artist eve!!! We think you are so talented. Mom is so proud of the paintings she has that you did. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Giant purrs………Hemingway
    Tiny purrs…….Steinbeck

  16. What a beautiful painting Quint! We’re not ready for snow down here so maybe it’ll stay up there all winter!

  17. Brilliant, Quint! Your artistic eye — and paw — capture nature every time!

  18. Bravo! Appaws! This is magnificent!! I bet it’s already been sold.

    • Thanks, CK! We’re happy you like it! Actually, Quint has three left very similar to it. When he paints, he makes between five and eight similar paintings that we call a series. After that series sells out, he very rarely makes another one like it. That artist mind of his flits on to something else!

  19. Oh NO! Does this mean TBT is gonna dip our paws in ink fer Xmas cards this year?

  20. Katie Isabella

    Quint…if you would like it. It’s all that matters dear boy! I love seeing you work. XXX

  21. Amarula is swooning! She always goes weak in the knees for an artist!

  22. I love Quint’s paintings! I have two now. He has such a special talent.

  23. That is a gorgeous painting. Such raw talent!

  24. Quint, these are exquisite. We have oodles of your paintings, but mom thinks she has fallen in love with this one and will be checking it out. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  25. Just received Snow and Cedars. Since I just finished renovating a half bath in green and white this is perfect for it. Just hung it up and it looks wonderful! And thanks for all the care taken in the packing and shipping of this! It came through the US Mail in perfect condition!