Friday, June 10, 2011

Paint Party Friday ~ Sunshine

Today we have a dreary, rainy day. We do need the rain, but I love the sunshine so much!
Maybe that is why I named one of my cats "Sunshine".
I did this painting a while back of my cat, Sunshine. That is him in the second picture looking very insulted.
I would eventually like to do a painting of each one of my cats so this is a start!
This painting has some sunshine quotes on it, as well as some words from the song "Sunshine On My Shoulder". I always sing that song to Sunshine.
The eye image that you see in the painting just kind of happened as I was painting it. It does have some significance though, since Sunshine was in a pretty major accident about 5 years ago where he got a broken jaw and one of his eyes was badly damaged. He still has his eye, but the pupil dilates on a different schedule than the other eye. Sunshine is fine now and one of the sweetest cats I have ever had.
Be sure and check out all the Paint Part Friday posts by other artists.
Maybe you will be inspired to do something creative this weekend!


39 comments:

Cre8tiveQueen said...

You won't believe it but I just painted a coffee cup with these same colors! I love it! Our style's are so similar, it's so cool!
I love the name sunshine, great name for a pet. I always thought if I have a little girl I would do big mural with a BIG sunshine in her room. It would be a great name for a girl too! But my husband just laughs... he thinks I'm a hippie!
Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
xoxo
Nat

Gloria said...

It's a great painting, great colors. I love that you can only see the eye but is sure is your cats eye. Great job. Happy PPF!

Nelly said...

Sunshine is a great name for your painting. I didn't even notice the cat at first. After I read on, I had to go back to see the painting of Sunshine. I am really loving the colors and the texture of this painting. Have a great Weekend.

P.S. I will have to update you on my class schedule later this weekend. It has gotten very full!

Netty said...

Fabulous painting and loving the colours. Great picture. Happy PPF, Annette x

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love the energy and texture of this piece and your kitty is so sweet!

ger chouinard said...

LOVE sunshine and I LOVE words and I LOVE cats ... and I'm allergic to cats :( ... you captured furry cat sunshine just perfectly and the colors are so vibrant and happy! Well done ... happy PPF into the weekend - enjoy!

Christine said...

I like cheerful paintings like this one.

Marlene said...

Wonderful painting, love the way the eye is done, it is definitely Sunshine's eye. Very pretty cat his eyes are a beautiful color.

Anne said...

What a great painting! I love the colors and the sweet kitty. Cats sure can look disdainful and be so cute while doing it! Yours is a cutie. It's funny that when I was growing up we had a cat with similar coloring and markings named Moon.

ileana said...

Sunshine is a fun subject and the colors are ALIVE...how could your kitty possibly feel offended? :) It's a lovely tribute!

NatashaMay said...

Love it! And I love the kitty, too! That would be great to do cats portraits. :) Happy PPF!

The WoodWife said...

So vibrant and full of lovely color.

Cameron said...

In Middle School, I wanted to be different...and signed all my homework Sunshine for a semester!

What a sweet boy your kitty is....though they are tough art critics, aren't they?!

Dawn said...

I love the name and the painting is wonderful ;0) love from another type of sunshine Dawn xx

SHERI C said...

OK...the image of "insulted" cat in front of the portrait made me LAUGH! LOVE IT! I like the work and am so glad you shared it today. HAPPY PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

Sunshine is such a sweetie - I love the photo of him with his painting! Your colors and textures are wonderful... it just makes me feel happy!

xo
Kristin

p.s. If my mom had her way I would have been named Sunshine :)

wednesday said...

Somehow you have captured your cat's insulted expression. How great is that? I love the idea of doing a painting of each of your cats.

Hybrid J said...

Beautiful colors for such wonderful painting! ;)

Denni said...

Sunshine is a cutie. He dos look insulted, but why? The painting is beautiful. Love those colors!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your painting! I love your cat! And, I love your style! I am so happy I came by your blog! Happy PPF ;o) Stacy ;o)

art2cee2 said...

I love the bright and cheery painting. Your cat is very cute too!!! I too love sunshine and detest the rain. I often think that if only it would rain while I am sleeping I would be very, very happy...not to be though :-)

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Love your blog and your work is beautiful! Cute cat :)

Pam Tucker said...

LOVE the painting! Beautiful mix of colors and texture. Perfect words to add. And I am in love with Sunshine the cat! I love cats! Have always had one. Yours is a sweetheart! Glad he's all better now. :)

Leovi said...

This wonderful painting, sun charm inspired by the cat. Very creative. Greetings

Sacred Yoli said...

Sunshine on my shoulders was my very first favorite song. (I am dating myself) but that album was my very first album. Santa gave it to me when I was five. I played the heck out of that album, and even though I was never a big country fan growing up, John Denver always had a soft spot in my heart and was I was so saddened when he passed in that tragic plane accident.
Ok wow, that was a whole lot of tmi. lol, Your painting and story took me way back.

Love how you honored your kitty in your painting, and I love your colors too!

Geckostone said...

Love the painting!!This is so perfect for the muse idea! Especially the eye that just "happened"! Very cool stuff and wonderful bright colors!!!!

michelle allen said...

beautiful. love the colors! and the pic of your cat with so much personality. haha!

Mary Hysong said...

Love the bright colors and your real cat! Thanks for stopping by, happy PPF!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..I love the color essence and spirit of this piece..and then add your beautiful cat..gorgeousness!! Beautiful post!
Victoria

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love the colors in this painting...and love the little kitty too!

EVA said...

Wonderful colours and you captured Sunshine beautifully!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

It´s cool that you added so much to the page with all the quotes and the song. It´s layers of painting and layers of meaning. Lovely cat.

Her Speak said...

Oh man, Sunshine is a rock star! And your painting makes me smile a big cheshire grin. :D

Sunshineshelle said...

"sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy" This is a beautiful piece of artwork & the colours are so happy & add a little brightness to my day!!! I think Ms Pussy is a harsh critic LOL, it really is beautiful, makes me smile :)

Jenny Blair said...

oh wow! A sunshine painting indeed! I'm like you,I start to wilt without the sun..so its so lovely to see your gorgeous painting while its cloudy and threatening rain here :) Sorry to be so late for PPF! happy est of the weekend! :)

Lynette said...

Nice interpretation of your personal "sunshine"!

Giggles said...

A wonderful likeness of your Sunshine!! Love the colors and the song too!

Hugs Giggles

Pretty Things said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love the colors (and the cat!)

Pointy Pix said...

i love this! perfect colours for a cat named sunshine! his expression is hilarious in that 2nd photo! its a wonderful painting-i love the mixture of almost cave painting symbolism and abstract together with the great cat pose!

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