Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cat and Gerberas gouache and collage.


Tippi & The Gerberas - 28 x 28 cm gouache & collage

Some of my favourite Sydney things. My model is Tippi, my daughter's much loved cat.

23 comments:

Cathy Gatland said...

It's exciting to see this second painting of a fledgling series Robyn, love the connections with the first in some of the elements and shapes and your personal connections, and that rather challenging expression on Tippi's face - this is wonderful.

Alison Staite said...

Hi Robyn
Big thumbs up from me too! Very clever interplay. My eye just keeps moving round and round it.

Hope you'll be doing another. :o)
alison

Sherrie Y said...

I have to agree with Cathy, this is another fun and interesting piece. One can sense there's a story here, with the two together even a longer narrative. I'm waiting now for Tippi to have another adventure.

dominique eichi said...

Fabulous second piece too . Your on a roll ......MOre

Jeanette said...

I love symbolism in art and this is no different. I put my own story to the imagees and don't need to know the origins (even though the nosy side of me wants to know :))

All the elements are lovely and the lines and stripes and stems make a wonderful pattern that tie together.

dinahmow said...

And Tippi's favourite thing is a Guinea Fowl feather!

cathsheard said...

Tippi is gorgeous, the overall image is really lovely and vibrant.

Liz P said...

Very cool, fun, and beautiful! I love the composition, and the feather... where will it show up next?

Dermott said...

Mmmm. Lunch. And a toothpick.

Joan said...

These are coming out great!!! I tried to comment on your monoprint the last time I was on the computer, but I was having problems getting anything to show up. Thanks again for being such a wonderful tour guide in your lovely town and in Florence!!! I have used my Lamy pen a bit and love it! Thank you again!!!

Robyn said...

Cathy, thank you. Your encouragement is most appreciated.

Alison - Music to my ears! :)

Sherrie - TY I seem to be tied to that feather now. I may come to regret it.

Dominique. Thanks. Has your watercolour arrived yet?

Jeanette - Many thanks. At this moment Tippi is probably saying 'I've been framed!'

Di, how clever of your to recognise the Guinea Fowl feather. A fox recently got into the chook pen and the Guinea Fowl took to the hills. I collected the feathers after a previous narrow escape. I'm still working up to trying to paint an entire bird.

Cath - thank you. Tippi's mother will be pleased :)

Liz - Your guess is as good as mine as to where the feather is heading. Thanks for your kind comment.

vivien said...

these elements balance beautifully Robyn - it should be the start of a new series for sure :>)

Desiree said...

Oh Robyn, this is really lovely, I love how you are really enjoying the whole process of creating. These are like little stories of the things you love, a true artist journal!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hey Robyn - another absolute delight. Simply in awe of this new series of works from composition, colour palette and ideas. Everyone has already said all the things I found so artistic. You've just got to go with this new direction.

Robyn said...

Vivien - I hope you know by now how much your comments mean to me :)

Desiree - Sometimes it's a joy, sometimes it's a confusion. I was really happy with this one when I finished, now I sit looking at it, shaking my head - must do better. Taking on my darling daughters cat meant I had to do her justice but in order to do the painting justice the cat should have been more painterly. I'll get there... eventually.

Joan S-C - That is really lovely of you. :)

Joan - I'm so glad you are enjoying that Lamy print. I'm looking forward to seeing your long format Venice watercolours. I guess we are going to have to wait until you get home to scan them? I have your monoprint ready to mail to NY.

Robyn said...

Joan - I think I am tired after three hours ironing this afternoon - I meant Lamy PEN and monoTYPE.

Robyn said...

DERMOTT - Tippi is FAMILY. We don't eat family!!!!!

Dermott said...

Meh. Family only by marriage. Do you have an address for Tippi? I might have to send a crate of Snappy Tom to the thing to fatten it up.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A lovely gouche and collage...and there's my full moon too!! Tippi is too cite, with the cutest expression.. I have to go and see the previous edition of this..
bisous
R

A Brush with Color said...

I love this--fabulous color, and the cat is awesome.

Debbie Drechsler said...

Wow! I love your gouache paintings, Robyn! They're just lovely! Amazing work! I can't wait to see more!

Casey said...

What wonderful work you've been doing of late, Robyn - it leaves me somewhat speechess. I've missed so much on your blog these last few months! You have become a master at gouache.

shirley fachilla said...

I'm delighted to have found your blog.
The feather, the duck, the cat... I hope the duck did not meet a sudden end at the paws of the cat. But life afterall can bring surprises to ducks as well as butterflies.
Wonderful design throughout. I look forward to the next in the series. Hope I don't have to wait too long.

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