Black cat – Gazing on the universe


Black Cat – gazing on the universe. Watercolour and gouache on black canvas, 40x40cm, sealed and waxed, ready to hang

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Stare into a cat’s eyes and you may see the entire universe reflected back at you. The cats we share our homes with sometimes love us, sometimes tolerate us, but inside they always remain a little aloof and not entirely removed from their wild ancestors.

Traditionally, transparent watercolour is painted on white, to allow the light to shine through. By turning things on their heads, I believe I have captured a little of the ethereal nature of the cat.

While I love traditional watercolour, it has to be protected under glass and with a mount. This can put a barrier between you, the viewer, and the painting, so I have been experimenting with watercolour on canvas. And those experiments lead to me first book!

The surface is specially primed to accept the paint and then sealed or possibly waxed. I just add a string and it is ready to hang. It is a contemporary way of displaying your art and I love the mix of traditional watercolour with the new. You might want to look at works on wood too.

As with all watercolours, it should not be hung in bright sunlight, an area of high humidity or near a heat source, but I am sure you knew that!

I am also happy to arrange shipping, and as I love each painting will do my best to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition. If you are not in the UK, I can get you a quote.

In addition to the gallery paintings I also accept commissions too, so feel free to get in touch, if you have something in mind.