Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – paintings of realistic and stylised animals


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Painting a Moody Cat at Christmas

Here we go Again! Moody Blue Cat Painting by Diane Young of Manic illustrations

Not everyone likes the disruption at Christmas time!

 

 

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Mouse in the Corner, Cat in the Basket.

Meditating Cats

You know that if a cat appears to be meditating by staring into the corner of a room that something must be in that corner.  Tucked behind a bookshelf back to the wall was Mousie, looking quite wholesome and undamaged.  I think Simba Fangcat brought it in for a game or perhaps we have mice in the walls (as opposed to Wolves in the Walls -a favourite children’s picture book of mine, especially the illustrations).

 Organising Chaos

It took me an hour to sort out the situation with everyone surviving intact. I mean catching the mouse took a relatively short period of time.  Guide Mousie towards container and pop container over.  The rest of the time was spent finding a suitable container, moving items off the top of the bookshelf, clearing the area, putting the cat out and blocking the catflap with a bin, finding something to encourage the mouse out of the corner and a light to tracMousie makes his escape with a cherry ACEO by Diane Youngk progress behind the bookshelf, and finding a glove in case I needed to grab it on the way.  I also had to find a piece of card that would fit over the container which was two floors up in the attic studio.  At one point in trying to encourage Mousie out he was straddling wall and bookshelf in the gap like a furry mountain climber in a ravine.

Mousie Makes his Getaway

After dispatching Mousie to the far end of the garden I had to get the cat who had now come outside back in again or else I might to repeat the procedure over againSimba Fangcat Brings in a Mouse.  I still had all the stuff to put back and away….whilst Simba got back into his basket  to continue his nap as if nothing has happened.

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Colour Reversal and Blue Cats

After agonising over the fact that perhaps my website should not have a sombre black background I thought I would change it. As always you cannot really tell what works and what doesn’t.  Some peeps say one thing and others another.  Actually in my heart of hearts I am not a purple person and so I feel my website page will revert to its black background very soon. ACEO Moody Blue Cat by Diane YoungToday was a blue cat day.  This image was done a short while ago….Moody Blue Cat, with New  Moon…

Following on from this and completed today…….is Blue Kitten with Ping Pong ball.  This image is a characterisation of my own black cat Simba when he was a kitten.ACEO Blue Kitten Simba by Diane Young Now listed on ebay for 7 days.