Funny Cat Art

It’s #Caturday again, a great day to share the latest adventures of Knor, the cat. I must say, she had me in stitches for days. This time she made a makeshift diving suit all by herself: complete with the cover of an alarm clock and the shedded tail of a mermaid. Did you know that mermaids shed their skins, just like snakes do? I did not, but apparently Knor figured this out πŸ™‚
So after she made her diving suit, she managed to catapult herself into the pond. And before you know it, she was off playing with the koi fish. Cats are known to eat koi (they have highly sophisticated taste as you know), but today Knor was happy just to play:

Gone fishing ...
You may also take a look at Knor’s adventures from last week (also very funny).

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#Caturday: Funny surreal cat art

Oftentimes I set out to paint something specific, and then suddenly the whole scene changes. Today I am featuring a fine art painting of a woman in a fitting room, trying on a new dress. Then all of a sudden all sorts of animals entered the scene. The culprit is a the cute little kitty on the left, as she is pushing the mirror with her little paw … and then: phew! Magic happens! Usually this is the realm of angel knors, the angel form of cats. They are known for their ability to change a scene in an instant and bring light where a situation seems hopeless. In this case the clever little cat Knor has managed to bring about change … just maybe not what was expected … Nevertheless: always good for a smile! πŸ™‚
The Fitting Room - fine art painting
Then a small sweet mouse came on … Although it’s usually not a great idea to have mice roaming the house, I personally think they are totally cute πŸ˜‰
You may also like to check out other paintings in the surreal art gallery or take a look at this painting on Fine Art America.

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Smell the Roses – fine art design gifts

It’s been a while, but I made a new painting in the series of floating flowers, this time with a slightly different painting technique. And you can now also find this art on products for your home or gifts. The first one is a pillow:

Of course you can transfer the painting to any other product that Zazzle offers on which it fits, but I added two more to help you get started: a floating flowers tote bag with your custom monogram (optional, or add other texts if you like):

And a wine label! I made it to give to your mother in law, but you can also customize it for any other occasion:

A big cheers to you!

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Celebrating fall with a magical forest painting

Fall has such an abundance in beautiful colors and then, the forest is really a magical place. So I combined these two and made a new painting. Of course the curious cat Knor (“K” pronounced as in “kitchen”; the word “Knor” stands for the inner light and loving spirit of the cat beings) could not help herself and managed to sneak in πŸ™‚ Some people do have that special bond with their kitty and it’s always precious. In this case Knor is following the romantic couple in love, that is walking in a warm embrace a bit further down the forest path.

Walking the Cat - romantic fine art forest painting

I’ve previously painted some works with a similar theme that you may like. A girl with her knor in the forest:

The girl with the cat in a fall forest - art

And another one, a restyling of a painting of Russian artist Ivan Shishkin featuring a couple in a rainy forest:
Romance in the Rain - fine art

You may also like a previous post with a painting of a romantic couple and a dog in a fall scene.

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Celebrating #Caturday with a new cat painting

You know how cats always like to be on top of things and enjoy having a nice view. Today I am featuring a new painting with two cats looking out of the window to enjoy the sunset over the water:
A room with a view 2
A colorful and happy painting. And as usual, some questions pop up. In the New Age movement the key question is “Who am I?”. However, the question that comes up here is: “Where am I?”. I always find that question a lot more interesting, for as long as you don’t know where you are, you are never going to find an answer to the question who you are. And the reason this question comes up in this painting, is the water. Are the cats in a houseboat? Or a beach house? Where are they? Is the water a lake? Or a river or canal? And what is it that catches their eye?
All in all a fantasy painting with a somewhat surreal aspect …
You may also like a previous post with a surreal cat painting.

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#Caturday: tuxedo cat in Italy

I personally find Italy one of the most inspiring places in the world. A stunningly beautiful landscape, lively people, the best kitchen in the world … I am not exaggerating, am I?
Anyway, I was working on a village scene when of course the cat Knor arrived … πŸ™‚ (For those of you who are not familiar with Knor: “k” is pronounced as in “kitchen” and the word knor stands for the inner light spirit of cat beings). She arrived in style: a tuxedo cat. And the lady in red is exploring the streetΒ  … as I seem to have developed a specific liking to red dresses. The painting is available on several products and with Zazzle’s new transfer tool (on the product pages) you can also transfer the design to any product that it fits on, as made by Zazzle.
The first product is a wine label with your custom texts:

The light shining through this lamp will create a beautiful warm atmosphere:

And shopping will be more fun with a colorful and artistic tote bag:

You may also like to take a look at the collection to see more pre-created template products.

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Romantic Fantasy Fine Art

Today I’d like to show you three new paintings, all with elegant women center stage. Although they are separate paintings, they do have a connection in that they show the power of women from different angles.
I’m starting with an Italian inspired lady by the beach. Of course her cat Knor (“K” pronounced as in “kitchen”, the word Knor referring to the inner light being and essence of the cat spirit as originating from the star system Sirius), is with her as they are both watching the sunset on the beach. On the left is a Roman pillar, a symbol of the power of the Roman empire, overgrown with elegant flowers. The referral to the Roman times also highlights a certain enlightenment as this period of time is characterized by high technical achievements as well as a huge spiritual and artistic inspiration. The royal blue dress refers to a celestial influence.

Watching the Sunset Together - fine art painting

The next painting is set in a tropical scene with a lady in red. Red is of course a color of passion. The dreamy waves of the ocean remind of movement and a world that is constantly changing. Together with the cat Knor and a colorful bird friend, she is looking out over the sea to watch the sunset. Or are they waiting for someone or something … ?

Tropical Sunset Fine Art Painting

And last, but not least, a painting of Norse goddess Freyja, or also named Freya. Although she is originally described as being worshipped in the Scandinavian countries, I saw her clearly in Ireland, which the emerald green dress also symbolizes. She is a blessing for all who see or sense her, being the goddess of joy, beauty, love and healing. The falcon is flying in from the Middle East as an important power animal and she is also joined by her friend and companion the cat Knor, who is silently on the outlook for her. Her love and light are strong against a wild ocean and darkening sky. I depicted her with wings, as she is also related to the angelic realms.

Freyja Fine Art Painting

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Singing in the rain …

Today I am featuring some products from the new fine art collection with a painting of a girl in a red dress with umbrella in the rain. Beautiful for the fall season and also for the Holidays. The first product is a phone case:

And then a personalized mug:

And to keep track of time: a wall clock:

Keep in touch for the next series!

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Romantic Art in the Fall

Today I am featuring a new romantic painting for on the wall. As always, I have been experimenting with styles and techniques, which is a lot of fun. And the result can definitely be called romantic πŸ™‚
It shows a fall forest or park scene with a couple in love. You can see they got distracted while letting the dog out for a walk:

Romantic fine art painting of a couple in love with a dog

Available on Imagekind as well as on FAA.

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#Caturday: how cats view the world

This #Caturday I want to tell you something more about a painting I just made.
A room with a view - surreal cat art
When I start on a new painting, I do some research into what I want to make. Oftentimes this takes me completely off track and I end up creating something entirely different from what I set out to do. And then I am so busy with composition, colors and other details, that I usually do not think any more about significance or deeper meaning … until it’s done. And then the painting starts to speak in a new way to tell me what I apparently subconsciously wanted to say.
I find it fascinating how this works and to get back to this particular painting, it has a surreal aspect to it. Or maybe I should say philosophical. It is not entirely clear from the painting whether the kitty Knor (“k” pronounced as in “kitchen”, referring to the inner spirit of cat beings) is looking at the world from the inside, or from the outside. The line between inner and outer world have blurred. Or should I say, like the ancient Chinese, as above, so below?
This is a young knor being, exploring. However, she has tools to her disposition to find answers. (I couldn’t have made this up!)
You can see some books of wisdom by her side and she is lit by the warm light of a candle. Candle light stands for help from the spirit world and illumination. On the other side of the window sill you see an apple. When I made the painting, I was thinking of the colors and composition mainly, but now, looking at it again, I can’t miss the symbolic meaning of an apple as referring to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden: the wisdom of making the discernment between good and evil. A skill Knor will especially need in a world where lines between inside and outside seem to be blurred …
Of course after all this, I recommend to just enjoy and relax while taking in the pleasure of furry purry fun in explorations!

P.S. This painting is now also available on Fine Art America, which means you can also get it as a metallic print!

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