Thursday, January 29, 2009

Klimt Revisited

I’m so excited to be painting again – the long hiatus has temporarily ended. This week I was able to finish two! Last year my goal was to finish one painting a week. I’m not going to stop painting until I paint all the animals in the world (if that’s possible)!

I felt a little adventurous this week. I tried experimenting with colors and patterns. I also attempted mixing watercolor and acrylic. I went a little crazy with the painting and perhaps a little overboard but I really enjoyed it.

This painting was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s “Der Kuss’’ or “The Kiss.” I really love the colors he used. I cannot wait to post my other painting.

But before I sign off, here are some interesting facts about elephants:

Did you know?
  • Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!
  • Elephants are sensitive fellow animals where if a baby complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it.
  • Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group.
  • Elephants grieve at a loss of a stillborn baby, a family member, and in many cases other elephants.

Whether sad, angry, distressed, eager, or playful, elephants are this in a big way

– Joyce Poole


Unknown said...

oh!! I loe Klimt too!! actually he is my fav! Ohh, i love your elephant and little must be really hard to paint like klimt his paintings are just so complex!!

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Very Klimt-ish, but still very you! I like this one a lot!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Cat said...

Hi Sachan!
It's been a while. Thanks for stopping by. I think I remember you said you like Klimt. I think you said "Kurimito." He does use the colors beautifully and yes it was hard and fun at the same time.

Cat said...

Thanks Teri. That's what I wanted to accomplish. I'm glad you like it.

You're welcome and your cat looks lovely :)