Mixed Media - Painting,digital Art, Mixed Media/photos/graphics
“Cat Nap- Chasing the Light”
“Cat Nap- Chasing the Light” arrived with purrs. This piece began as a photo of the two adopted (rescued) cats of a dear friend who is active in animal welfare. As viewed from my studio in Asheville, North Carolina, it then became a pen and ink -to a watercolor drawing and a miniature acrylic on canvas. Photographed again , it has turned to contemporary digital art!
Theme and Symbolism: I used vivid neutral to black and white in this piece to symbolize being at rest, at home- where peace, comfort and security and all things good are possible- thus “chasing the light.” Expressed here is the longing for a deep breath of fresh air we all can find nurturing. The subtle changing light symbolizes positive change through choosing new perspectives.
This image was honored as a FEATURE in the following outstanding GALLERY groups at Fine Art America:
Your Story of Art The Space Between FAA Portraits Music CD Cover Designs Bath and Spa Prints Geek ArtandFunky Greeting Cards The Mind's Eye Digital Art and Photography Everyday Wonder Art Submissions to PKA Created by Southern Artists The Social Arts Beauty in Art
Story and Method: : Via the thread of interest in animal welfare that runs through what I paint on canvas, or on paper, or in a digital way, “Cat Nap-Chasing the Light” became one in my “Cats make Sense” series about facing challenges, renewal and caring. I create from what is around me. I translate photos into mixed media often abstract expressionist digital renderings such as you see in this piece. I reach out for the story or metaphor to share in a narrative via texture, patterns, repetition that meet in the feeling of collage.
This piece creates its narrative via texture, patterns, repetition, and "post-painterly-abstraction fauve-wave" bits that meet in the feeling of an integrated collection of concepts and forms... with a feeling of collage.
** This artwork is available in a variety of framed and unframed gallery-quality prints, home décor items such soft and durable duvet covers, fabric shower curtains, and throw pillows as well as greeting cards and weekender totes.
February 26th, 2018
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