11/30/2015 – Painting with the Mancat

Relaxing and thinking - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Relaxing and thinking – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

It’s been really cold outside here for the past week. In the early mornings, we’ve had some fog and everything outside is white with frost – rooftops, trees, cars, roadways, and even a little on the window I watch birds from. So frosty, so pretty.

And that got me thinking about painting with frost. White frost? Silver frost? Hmmm…

Thinking before painting - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Thinking before painting – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mom said frost paints itself. I’m not sure I believe her but I think I can paint frost too and soon, there I was, in my studio, thinking about how to paint frost. White on pale green trees against a blue sky with a bit of gray northwest fog, oh, and a touch of pearlescent blue that shines like silver frost when the light hits it just right. Yes, that will work. I can picture it in my head right now!

No camera, mom! - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

No camera, mom! – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

And then, there I was, irritated with mom when she came in with her durn camera, waiting for me to start painting frost. So I painted that frost all right but I did it fast, so quick, mom couldn’t help hold my art paper flat and take pictures at the same time. And I couldn’t help but smile just a little when she put that camera down.

Quint's "Touch of Frost" - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s “Touch of Frost” – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I like my result though, and I probably won’t paint fast like that again anytime soon. Probably. When I paint fast, I’m not gentle or soft with my dabbing like mom prefers me to be. But you know? Sometimes, an artist just needs to let it all out. And so, that’s what I did. I hope you like it!

Secret painting - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Secret painting – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

But I knew that wasn’t fair for her, or for you who want to see me paint, so just a little while later, when I was working on something else (I can’t say what because it’s a secret), I took my time painting and tried not to be annoyed while mom took photos.

Sometimes Quint loves the camera - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Sometimes Quint loves the camera – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I don’t know why the camera bothers me so much while I’m painting. It just does. I can’t explain it. Nor can I explain why I like mom’s camera so much when I’m NOT painting, but I do! I hope you won’t hold that against me.

Anyhoo, my frost paintings are called “Touch of Frost” and my mom has them up and ready for sale at my Art Shop. And hey! The holidays are coming, I hear, and what luck that I’ve got these and some of my earlier works ready to find their forever homes, you know, if you’re looking for a little something for gift giving, either for someone special or maybe even for yourself. I’m not judging. You deserve something special too!

Mom says all proceeds from all paintings sold today through January will go toward the purchase of a sturdy feralvilla feral shelter and a feeding station. Like I mentioned, it’s been frosty cold out there already and we want to help keep our outdoor visitors’ toesies warm. Maybe you can help?

30 responses to “11/30/2015 – Painting with the Mancat

  1. Oh Quint, that is a great painting. We like that a lot You do a good job even when you go fast. You all have a great day.

  2. What a beautiful painting, Quint. We love your work!

  3. We love your latest painting Quint and think you are awesome.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Quint você é muito talentoso!

  5. That frost painting is quite lovely, Quint. You are so talented.

  6. As a creative person myself (musician), I totally understand your dislike of the camera when you are creating! It threatens to steal your muse and break that creative vibe. 🙂 Love your paintings, Quint!

  7. Quint, we are all so impressed with your creativity. You see so many wonderful things through your artist eyes. We know you don’t like the camera when you’re being creative, but thank you so much for letting us watch this time. Hugs and purrs!! 🙂

  8. Quint, I think your Frost series shows a lot of passion!

  9. Oh that’s such a nice painting! Thick with frost! We love it!

  10. Quint it is lovely and the name you gave it purrfect
    Madi your bfff

  11. Quint, artists don’t have to explain themselves…they just DO! Nice painting, sweetie!

  12. that is a great painting Quint – and a great cause

  13. dood….theeze werkz oh art R awesum….troo lee….& frank lee ya haz…. ore had….. a noy antz….knot coz oh yur mom snappin fotoz…but bee coz earl lee urr in de day…. ya looked out de window N saw a bass terd burd…..

    fax buddy……thoze bee de fax ~~~~~~~~~

    🙂 ♥♥♥

  14. I love your frosty painting, Quint! You are quite the artist. And I sure don’t blame you for being bothered by the camera while you paint. As another blogger said, what if it tries to steal your muse?!? Purrs!

  15. Yep you all are correct…Mom waited for the lady bug to land..she convinced it to crawl on a piece of paper then she took it outside…it flew away happily. Well it is cold and rainy today I bet it wishes it was back inside. Mom says ladybugs are good luck!!
    Hugs madi

  16. Oh, we do not have a frost painting. We’re putting in our order right now. It will make it seem more like winter here in California.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  17. Quint, your “Touch of Frost” painting is absolutely beautiful! Terrific artwork!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  18. Wow, Quint, we think this is some of your best work!

  19. Beautiful! Now that’s the kind of frost we like to look at!

  20. We didn’t know you had a shop! We’re going to check it out. That is a pretty painting.

  21. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    You are such a talented and handsome mancat!!!

  22. Quint, I am totally abjectly your slave and so is mommy.

  23. Quint you are an artistic genius and so adorable too. That came out great.

  24. We are always thrilled to see your talent on display Quint!

  25. Very nice! We think you’re the most talented artist in the world!

    The Florida Furkids

  26. Well dat’s just pawsum. We be camera hogs most of da time. But like you, when we be workin’ we want no pawrt of it. Me finks it messes wiff da cweative juices. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  27. You deserve to have quiet for your artistic process. Not a flashy box in your face.

  28. Quint, you are so super handsome. Mauricio likes to pose for the camera as well. We really like your new painting. Mom’s going to check her Christmas list to see if she might need any paintings for friends. We commend you for the plan on how to spend your profits. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo