White Dog Art

dionysius

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on May 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm


original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 5/2012

I see you even in your darkness. Come to me my beloved.

 

  1. What a painting Gretchen !!! Does he belong to the powers of darkness ???
    Dionysius is a real Intriguing Mystery.A fabulous cat with impressive amber eyes,pupils contracted to just black lines and an inky coat with a vague grain effect and stamped with a moon-like sign on his forehead.Hard for me to describe your handsome cat.
    Loved his name which is very common in Greece,especially in Zante.
    I see you even in “your” darkness … Such a suggestive caption !!!

    • My dear Doda, your curiosity is insatiable. I love it. Who is the cat? Creation takes all forms. We all reside in darkness to different degrees……if it can really be measured. We are not who we think we are but much more. Enough to encompass the entire universe. Although there is a menacing quality to the cat, it is watching over us. Any meaning to this painting is within the eye of the beholder.

  2. What fun! And different from your usual painting. I love it. His beloved is Aphrodite, no?

  3. This is a very interesting approach/technique. I LIKE it!

    • Hi Linda. Yes. I used my charcoal fixative tube …..powered by breath…..and sumi ink. The color is painted on with watercolor. I first painted the color and then covered it with liquid mask. I sprayed on the ink and just went with what I got. Doing this on such a small painting and having it look like anything at all requires a large amount of Grace…..I believe because it was I possible to know what would happen. If you have ever used one of these fixative tools, you know what I mean. It’s like buckshot. You will hit your target but you can’t be sure what will happen. I also used a mask of masa paper for more details around the muzzle. I also added some handpainted black watercolor around parts,of the eyes and nose. I was really surprised that it came out at all.

  4. So lovely. Each of your cats fits into my heart. I love how you’ve created this feeling of ‘to dark to see for human eyes’.

  5. manual = mammal?

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