Where did the 'Cat Hare' come from? 'Cat Hare' is a nuisance! Did you know 'Cat Hare' loves clinging to carpets, fabrics, and floats settling down onto everything you own? Abstra-Cats are terrific friends to have at home, even though their hare might not be welcome, simple yet diligent cleaning efforts and a bit of acceptance are critical for keeping the house clean and yourself sane! I don't think Abstra-Cat loves the bunny ears do you? Way over the flop!
This painting uses a triad color harmony of red, yellow and blue.
'Alley-Cat' is not a homeless mongrel cat that scavenges for food in alleys and streets. This Abstra-Cat has a comfortable lifestyle eating morsels and snoozing for long periods of time throughout the house. 'Alley-Cat' was trapped between the door and an escape route to her morning food bowl. She looks a little frustrated!
This painting has three different widths of rectangles with the second rectangle containing the image of Abstra-Cat. If you squint your eyes you can see three different values from dark to light.
'Karate Kat' is Abstra-Cat using self defense techniques developed in Japan. Here he is using his paws, elbows, knees and feet striking the sensitive areas of his attacker. I wonder if it is a dog?
Notice 'Karate Kat's' acute physical coordination and mental focus all centered within a radial burst of warm color energy. This Abstra-Cat is focused like a bullseye!
Abstra-Cat in full nap mode but... is she? Beware of a sleeping Abstra-Cat, her looks are deceiving. When the world winds up for action in the morning she is ready for slumber and then becomes more active around twilight. Abstra-Cats are hard wired to give chase and hunt, mainly at night and sleeping up to twenty hours in a twenty-four hour period. 'Cat Nap' is sleeping with one eye open ready to spring up and into action at a moment's notice. Don't be caught off guard!
This painting uses a large curvilinear shape with contrasting rectilinear shapes for the background. Orange and blue (complimentary colors) also give this painting contrast and unity.
I spotted a strange site at the Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Wyoming this weekend. If it wasn't for his tail hanging out Abstra-Cat would be incognito. Did you know a cat's tail is an extension of their spine? The tail gives a cat balance and grace when running after and leaping on prey. Now I know why 'Ski Cat' had an advantage over me on the slopes Saturday. I need a tail!
The monochromatic (one color with tint and shade) painting has a splash of orange for emphasis.
Cat-cus are Abstra-Cat's favorite trees found in extremely dry habitats like the deserts of Arizona. If you look really close you may see a paw print of the 'Cat-cus Cat' in the sand. A split-complimentary color scheme of orange, blue-violet and blue-green are the main colors in scenic AZ.
Abstra-Cat is herding her kittens! Did you know an average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. This painting uses only white lines on a black background. The space is completely filled with kitten energy. A little too busy I think and Abstra-Cat agrees!
Abstra-Cat did a swoop! and a sudden pounce to catch his prey. Looks like a mouse full! This color harmony is a triad, using the primary colors red, yellow, and blue for a subtle effect.
Raining cats and dogs is an idiom (expression) used when it is raining heavily. The first recorded use of a phrase similar was in 1651 by a British poet Henry Vaughan. He referred to a roof that was secure against "dogs and cat rained in shower".
Abstra-Cats do not want to rain with dogs so it is simply 'Cat Rain'. Notice how 'Cat Rain' shapes are curvilinear and in close proximity to each other creating a sense of unity.