Saturday, October 10, 2015

Inspiration - Black Cats and Bats Week #41 Artful Journeys

Hello my Lovelies!

I hope you are all doing awesome!

I loved this prompt, not just because of its Halloween theme but also because of the black cats! I love animals and have a soft spot for black cats, did you know that black cats are more likely to be euthanized than any other color? Because of the stigma of black cats being bad luck many people pass up wonderful animals, here in Phoenix at a local pet store that helps adopt out cats they actually have a special for black cats! They give food, a cat tree and a litter box along with a reduced adoption fee!

I actually have 2 black cats Gable that I rescued 15 yrs ago,

and Matty who had to be given up because his owner was moving

They are both awesome pets and I wouldn't trade them for the world! Ok enough of my speech! On with the art!

This week I went for simple, my tools were Mixed Media paper, watercolors, black and metallic gold acrylic paint.
I was inspired by a silhouette Halloween window decoration I saw and decided to put some color into it!

I did a simple background using all the shades of blue and purple in my Koi watercolor pallet and brush wet layers of color over the entire page leaving it streaky for a cloud effect.

I then grabbed a paint brush and painted the tree, cat and bats into place, I planned on being done at that point but I wanted a bit more contrast so I grabbed my Lumier metallic gold paint and added the moon, stars and the eyes of the bats and cat!

I was thinking I may add some words but I wasn't sure what would fit so I let it as is.

I will put it in my art journal as a tip in and maybe I will be inspired then!

Big hugs and Mushy stuff!



Arty Auntie said...

super cute, Shana. I'm so glad your kitties found their forever home with you. We must always adopt, and not shop as the saying goes.

Ann Killam said...

indeed this is super cute. I love black cats but unfortunately for me I am allergic; so I must admire from afar. I feel you have made your lovelies the center of attention for this weeks spread. Well done.