Quint – A Budding Artist?

Quint - A Budding Artist?

Quint – A Budding Artist? 2012 © Colehaus Cats.

After months of trying to dissuade him, we’ve given up and accepted we’ve got a budding artist in the family.

It’s Quint, the littlest man of the house. It began when he discovered specks of fresh toothpaste on a bathroom mirror. Those specks were fascinating. He didn’t pounce and try to capture the specks; choosing instead to smear them around the glass. With his oversized paws and close proximity to the sink facet, soon we found it necessary to wipe down his “canvas” every day just so we could see ourselves.

My whapping face.

See this? This is my whapping face! 2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Fast forward a month and he graduated to a messier medium – damp cat litter on the Colehaus Cat Den closet doors. More spreading action and as an added touch, gentle paw print dabs placed here and there. Not that we didn’t appreciate his work but…there’s that “Ewwwww!” factor every morning.

This is my painting face.

But this is my painting face! 2012 © Colehaus Cats.

We switched the litter box location and all seemed well. Quint’s “painting” continued, mostly without white clay streaks on wood and never with claws. “Thump, thump, thump, paw, paw, paw.” We can hear him even now as we type this, pawing gently at an open door.

But over the weekend, we came up with an idea. It’s in the testing phase right now but look for his results very, very soon!

39 responses to “Quint – A Budding Artist?

  1. Such a cutie, I love his painting face.

  2. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I am sure one of my cat blogger buddies bought a painting kit for cats. Maybe you can google it. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Quint needs the Artcasso paint kit for cats! I featured it on Cat Chat:


    Obviously the winner was chosen, but you should get this for Quint!

  4. We love his extensive use of media available to him.

  5. Quint, you sound like quite a character. We want pictures of your art work please. It sounds pretty darn good. Hope all of you have a terrific day.

    • My Mom and the Dad said they’d work on getting pictures. Unfortunately, they want me in the pictures too! Not happy with that flashy box thing. Nope, nope, nope. Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

  6. You know that you really could get Quint to paint (with Caren’s suggested product or something else) and sell them, even to fundraise for a local shelter. We’ve heard of this being done, by some cats and dogs, actually.

    Plus, we’re pretty darned sure Quint would do a better job of it than a lot of the stuff our human’s seen in actual galleries.

    • Hmm, now there’s an idea. Of course it would depend on how long painting remains interesting to Quint. Let’s ask him.

      Quint, we know you’re having fun now. Have you thought about how long you might like to paint? In cat years?

      Oh, I think this might last a long, long time. At least another few cat years. We’ll have to see!

      There you have it!

  7. Did we press “post” on our previous comment? We sure hope so!

  8. Well, cr*p, we see the comment didn’t come through!

    We were impressed with Quint’s artistic abilities, suggested he actually paint and that his works could be sold to help fundraise for a local shelter, rescue, whatever.

    Besides, his work would be better than a lot of stuff our human’s seen in real galleries!

  9. I can’t wait to see too!!! I know it is gonna be good!

  10. We wanna see Quint’s artwork!! When’s the gallery exhibition??

    • Mom says my exhibition will be soon. I want to finish a couple of wintery pieces first. And today’s cold, rainy weather here is the perfect day for it! Thank you for asking about my work!

  11. Quint really needs an outlet for his creative urges! Get that boy a canvas!

    • Mom says she found the cutest little canvases. I don’t think they’re cute; not until I painted one or two, that is. And without using anything from the litterbox either!

  12. Quint, it sounds like you are a regular Kitty-casso! We can hardly wait to see what’s next! 🙂

  13. Quint, you must have been a Matisse or Van Gogh in a previous life..and we sympathize ’cause as a cat you only have only certain “paints” to work with. I hope the new idea is one that will really spotlight your amazing talent!!


  14. Yes, if you let Quint follow his bliss, you’ll have a mighty happy cat. (And remember what they say: “Do what you love and the money will follow.”)

  15. Aw, Quint, with those awesome polydactyl paws you could be Picasso!

  16. Hey Colehaus Crew, Jet here.

    Quint, that’s quite a creative talent you have there. I think the humans would prefer you sticking to toothpaste as your medium! You remind Mom of when she and my human sister hung out with triplets when they were all about 1 and they used chocolate pudding on a big disposable tablecloth outside to finger paint with!

  17. We can’t wait to see Quint’s art. Just make sure we get to see more of that adorable face, too. He’s such a cutie!

  18. Oh, we can’t wait to see what Quint comes up with!!!
    ….Those photos of him are ADORABLE!!!
    ; ) Katie & Glogirly

  19. Such a sweet innocent face!

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  22. Sunni Morris

    He needs some finger paint and then wash his paws after he has fun.