Monday, December 20, 2010

My Bug-Eyed Cats

I painted this picture (in acrylic and ink on plywood) three years ago, well before I understood that I have the tendency to give my creatures bug-eyes. I really have to stop that. But my cats do look like this, sometimes, especially when they’re trying to hypnotize me. Stare at either one of them and see who blinks first.

Buzz, on the left, in a pink satin dress, is holding a green felt mouse (since destroyed, or sucked into the vacuum), and Pistachio, in a blue jumper, is holding his favorite toy: a sort of feline-sized body-pillow, laced with catnip.

4 comments:

Mema said...

I love the kitty eyes. Simon and Schooster are orange tigers (some Maine coon in them) very big boys with BIG yellow eyes.

Amy Gross said...

Pistachio and my Oliver both give the same hypno-eye-I realize that this really isn't an exaggeration. He's simultaneously astounded and confounded by human behavior, and bouncing superballs, which are in a catagory all by themselves.

http://amylookscloser.blogspot.com/2010/09/oliver.html

Ian Schoenherr said...

Amy! Long, long time no see. Your cats are great and your work is lovely.

Amy said...

24 years, I think. Wow. You've made beautiful books and wonderful work, Ian!