The Paintings of CatWorks (2016)

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Hero of the Beach

The Hero was completed on February 14, 2015. Acrylic on hardwood, 36”x 48” with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is his story… Ambrosio Lightfoot (The Master of Muscle Mystery) secured his destiny when he appeared as the original model for “Hero of the Beach”. This rare poster version was recently found behind a housing rebuild on the Boardwalk.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

 
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The Dilemma

This painting was was completed on March 24, 2016, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is his story…Marvin Bulsterbaum's mind is filled with difficult life choices. He wants to get married but unemployment makes that iffy. Then there's the Navy, like his older brother...more iffier yet. It's a young felines dilemma.

(in private collection - St. Louis, Missouri)

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting. Also shown is the new owner of the painting.

 
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Swim Club

This painting was was completed on June 1, 2016, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is their story…These young felines can be a rowdy bunch, pushing tolerance and testing boundaries. And as we all know, the first rule of Swim Club is you never talk about Swim Club.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

The first picture on the top left shows me working in blacks and grays at the Clayton Fine Art Gallery on May 11 (or so) 2016. Top right shows the various felines mostly roughed in. Second from the top on the right shows the heads finished and body work starting. Next, second from the top on the left, we see the swim suits close to finished, and the next one on the right shows bodies and background fairly finished.

The last two should have some interest to you. The first show me holding what I thought was the finished work in late May. But it turned out I hated the type, it was way too heavy and standout-ish. SO … I spent more than a day sanding the the whole type area until it just left a hint of the lettering, then I came back in and repainted the area with a slightly wooden texture, with cracks and stuff. I repeated this process of sanding out detail and repainting until happy. Finished it June 1, 2016.

 
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Eat Mor Chickin ii

This painting was was completed on July 29, 2016, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is her story…Cleopatra Babs raises a unique species of chicken, “Babs Babies” she calls them, have an aptitude for early European geography and have been known to scratch out intricate maps with place names, rivers as well as topographical features.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting. This is second time I have painted this subject, I felt the first painting, although sold, was flawed and needed to be revisited.

 
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More Milk for Victory

This painting was was completed on August 8, 2016 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is the story…During the Great Feline War the Homeland Resources Agency produced many fine morale boosting posters, none more popular than the “Marines for Milk” series. Highly collectible icons from an bygone age, exceedingly rare and valuable.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

 
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The Navy Wants Men

This painting was was completed on September 29, 2016, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is his story…Admiral Mouseman Nimitz is the "aide exècutif" for the Office of Recruitment. He has a dilemma...how to compel young felines, with their natural fear of water, to enlist . He is considering impressment.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

 
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Got Milk

This painting was was completed on November 26, 2016, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

The story is here…The Great Depression lasted 25 years, finally easing when the Western Feline Coalition narrowly defeated the aggressive fascists and their fundamentalist Islamic hordes. This rare surviving wall art of that period is reflective of those hardscrabble times.

(in private collection - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

 
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I want you

This painting was was completed on November 26, 2018, 36”x 48”, acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is the story…The "I Want You" artwork represents a rare surviving poster from the Homeland Security enlistment drive of 1912. The Islamic Terror Felines invaded from Mexico, only to be stopped at the Red River in upper Texas. The situation remains in doubt.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.

 
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