Snowcats!

SNOWCATS!

As you may be aware if you are following me on Instagram and Facebook, I am taking part in another charity auction event called the Brighton Snowcats. I, along with around 25 other Brighton artists, were given a paper mache cat to decorate with our own artwork. I was quite excited to be taking part because I now have two cats of my own – Talli and Eve – and I wanted to support the cats rescue charity – I’ve become a cat-lover!18486157_1435936036463753_7805805245944854897_n

The first stage was to paint the cat with a white primer, as you would with any canvas. Then I decided to paint my drawings of local Brighton landmarks onto the cat, using it like an irregularly shaped canvas. I have been hatching a new idea for my work in the last few weeks, which involves painting my drawings onto canvas on a large scale, in black and white with the hint of colour that I usually add to my embroideries. I’ve even got an over-head projector so that I can project my little 20x20cm drawings onto the canvas at a much larger scale. I think they’ll have a kind of pop-art feel when this happens. Anyway, I’ve not started with that yet (I’m still debating whether to use canvas or wood to paint on) but this Snowcat project was just the opportunity to have a go with my new overhead projector.

18527530_10154898372611622_2394478154559982212_nI had imagined I would be painting something much larger (like the ‘Snowdogs’ last year) but my cat turned out to be, well, cat sized. Anyway it was still possible to project the image on this small scale, and so I did.

I decided to paint the front of my cat with my drawing of Brighton Pier, and the back has the old West Pier collapsed painted onto it. Up the side I have painted my signature in red like I do on my canvases. And I was pleased with the result!

If you would like to attend the charity auction then you’ll find it at the Dover & Castle in Hanover in Brighton on the 20th June at 6.30pm. Or if you can’t attend this, you can send your highest bid to moggymeowscatsitting@yahoo.co.uk

Good luck!!

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