Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some older paintings and another cat

While I was visiting my son last week, I took photographs of some of the my paintings that I have given to him. These paintings were painted several years ago.
How funny it is that I did such abstracts early on, then got heavily into realism, and now I am beginning to move back to softer, less defined pieces.
This painting was done because my son asked me to paint a Colorado scene (we lived in Colorado until he was 11). I had absolutely no idea what I was doing but somehow it came out pretty well. Most people who see this from across the room in his living room think that it is a photograph.

AND NOW - to introduce you to my second favorite cat RAVEN.
 Raven selected my son for his caregiver/servant/worshipper/whatever. Raven is super gregarious and a real lap cat. He allows my son to pick him up and snuggle. You should hear him "talk". I thought Hana was vocal but Raven literally carries on conversations with you - he doesn't meow; he makes funny little "unh, unh" sounds, like little squeaks.

So I am off to paint


EverydayMe said...

love the paintings... the abstract one is great.... love the colors!!!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Lynn said...

Beautiful paintings. I'm particularly drawn to the one in the middle. And, Raven is a beauty. I adore cats. I do miss having one.

Lovely blog. It was invisible to me from your profile that came up with your picture where the followers are, I was only able to get to it from the comment you left - so, I'm glad you did!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful paintings Chris! And yes, the 'Colorado painting' looks a bit like a photograph! (oh, and the comment you gave on my blog: I didn't understand 'eyeshadow' either - and refused to use eyeshadow on my page - so I didn't!)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee the paintings...and I thought the CO scene was a photo at first!! And loving the kitty... she is pretty! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)