Black Cat (46 x 30.5 cm)
A photograph does not do this painting justice. This delightfully refreshing, semi-abstract painting, has the viewer looking through an open doorway, where a black cat rests in what appears to be a garden.
The ‘rule of thirds’ has been applied for the composition’s horizontal lay out, yet vertically the painting has been broken into two sections. The home owner obviously likes photography/art, because many framed items hang on the walls and rest on the furniture.
The artist used complementary colours of blue and orange/gold for the walls, floor and curtain. The patch of bright colour used for the loosely hanging curtain gives the painting energy. The blended tones used to paint the transparent glass door are appropriate. The artist applied paint with confidence in this painting, and his brush strokes are deliberate and uninterrupted.
Perhaps this is Prin, the cat used as the subject for the painting called Prin 2 in Anything Animals and Anything Else – Private Collection.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)