THE PAINTINGS OF CATWORKS (2018)

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Malcolm Limberutt

This painting was was completed on October 24, 2018, 24”x 24” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.

This is the story: Malcolm Limberbutt, a gender fluid calico is a rarity in modern culture. Malcolm (or Mimi, depending on the prevailing winds) teaches Modern Emotional Entanglements at the local Community College. He/she is known for deep thoughts and witty epigrams. For example…”you can never completely get rid of right wing conservatives no matter how many condoms you sell.”

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting. Of interest is the fact that this the first time I have applied fabric to a painting.

 
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Captain Robert Ginger

This painting was was completed on October 18, 2018, 24”x 24” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.

This is his story…Captain Robert Ginger of the 1st Marines, was the initial recipient of the Order of the Cat for meritorious service above and beyond the call fur duty. He fought heroically during the new battle of the Alamo, at the conclusion of the Islamic Terror Felines (ITF) invasion of ‘04.

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

 
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The Feline Queen

This painting was was completed on December 12, 2018, 30”x 30” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.

This is her story…Leader of the foul tempered short-hairs, the high stepping cat lords and those who wander feral; born the royal runt and called the virgin puss, but not by those who value their heads... I give you the Feline Queen, Victoria. Bow low and show deference.

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

 
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Farmer John

This painting was was completed on November 4, 2018, 24”x 24” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.
This is his story…The largest catnip farm can be found in the rural hills of northern Missouri. 500 plus acres of feline dream stuff is caringly cultivated by farmer John McToker. When he’s not prowling the fields, he can be found rolling his famous product “Meowwijuana Catnibas”.

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

 
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The Four.1

This painting was was completed on June 25, 2018, 36”x 36” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.

 
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Story Top Left: Field Marshal Pusaint is the neo-conservative leader of "those that fight.” During the Great Feline War, he firmly routed the aggressive fascist Huns and their fundamentalist Islamic hordes.

Story Top Right: Little "Ace,” the youngest son of the famous archaeologist/pantomime team, Victoria and Basil. “Ace” is a prodigy mixing world-class thinking and stage-craft wonderment. This feline modernist continues to be the talk of MIT and Broadway.

Story Bottom Right: Certain evenings will find Marsha breaking code for the NSA. During her day job, she fronts as office manager for The Feline Auto Exchange on Washington Ave. She thinks that car salesmen are generally a daft and unimaginative lot who love to say "Just listen to that baby purr."

Story Bottom Left: Zander Munch, a writer for The New Feline, says in part...“Authoritarian pressures are rampant across the land. Gobnober Short-hairs and the Apricot Bobtails have begun to march. It is said in dark corners, that the end may be nigh. Then again...it could just be a Republican fever dream.”


The Four.2

This painting was completed on July 13, 2018, 30”x 30” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.
(In private collection - New York City)

 
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Story Top Left: Margret is a well-patched Girl Scout who travels door-to-door, delivering the following sentiment: "Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."...then..."about those Thin Mints."

Story Top Right: Right-wing policy puss, Marco Bruno, is an inventor of esoterica, conceived to confuse left-wing literates. His latest is the scrolling carousel of pain that became the Feline Twitter.

Story Bottom Left: Franklin (aka: Frankie) is a recent graduate of the Open Door Society, a liberal bastion for free thinking doormen, that are generally found on the Upper West Side. A recently earned scholarship to Julliard may help change his options.

Story Bottom Right: Mia, stopped by Border Wall authorities, but granted pardon and entrance because of a little known codicil similar to the yearly “pardon a turkey” event. The waif, it was announced, will live out her days on a petting farm.

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

 
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The Four.3

This painting was completed on August 28, 2018, 36”x 36” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle. One of a kind, no prints.
(In private collection - Lake Saint Louis)

 
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Story Top Right: The largest catnip farm can be found in the rural hills of northern Missouri. 500 plus acres of feline dream stuff is caringly cultivated by farmer John McToker. When he’s not prowling the fields, he can be found rolling his famous product “Meowwijuana Catnibas”.

Story Top Left: Conservative media and pundits have created an issue of FEAR, and it surrounds the rise of fundamentalist "Islamic Terror Felines". As a consequence we have General Simian Softpelt, heading up enlistment efforts for Feline Homeland Security.

Story Bottom Right: The "Hello Kitty" clothing line was created by the graphic artist/entertainer Madison Raindrop. Early scandalous behavior and later cabaret acts made her infamous. Today, she owns the nightclub “Pandora’s Box” and is a leading member of the chic and popular underground culture.

Story Bottom Left: Maurice is a passionate young poet in the style of Whitman. But occasionally, he spits common drivel such as ”Anchovies, anchovies you’re so delicious; you’re my favorite of all the fishes.”

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

 
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The Handmaidens Cat

This painting was was completed on November 29, 2018, 24”x 24” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints. This is her story…Margie is a theater feline who loves to portray dystopian themes. This week she has the lead as the handmaid Offred. A review in part said..."This highly pertinent, ingeniously conceived production deepens the original work and even surpasses it."

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

 
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Think Big

This painting was was completed on February 14, 2018, 36”x 36” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is the story…Bansky Long-pelt is the pseudonymous for the England-based feline graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with a distinctive stenciling technique. the elements to see if it would work.
(In private collection - Lake Saint Louis)

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting. Also shown is the family that purchased this painting.

 
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Another Roadside Attraction

This painting was was completed on February 14, 2018, 36”x 36” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is his story…Marvin Busterbaum has recently returned from a tour in the Navy. While he was fighting the Islamic Feline Terrorists his country veered back and forth between reactionary conservatism and outright totalitarianism. As the roadside attraction shows...things might be looking up.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.
If you look at the background image you will my technique of pouring flat white latex directly to the painting to create interesting texture.

 
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She who must be obeyed

This painting was was completed on February 7, 2018, 36”x 36” acrylic on hardwood with an 1 1/2” cradle.
One of a kind, no prints.

This is her story…A rare surviving poster. Our heroine is Ayesha, a feline feminist born near the "fin de siécle" but the theme of her story is of "an immortal woman inspired by an immortal love". Elegant and powerful.

 
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Here are some images that show the progress from graphic drawing to finished painting.
(In private collection - Oklahoma City)

 
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