I’d be lying if I didn’t say it has been a rather hectic October. The last order of gothic and Autumnal cat paintings I did for Whitby Galleries at the beginning of this month, pretty much sold out within a week of them arriving in-store. They were supposed to compliment the upcoming Whitby Goth Weekend so I’ve had to paint more. Ten more, plus two of my larger paintings, all to arrive in time for the last weekend in October.
We’ll kick things off with the Autumnal cat paintings. There are lots of beautiful orange and gold tones in these ones. I painted three in total, all featuring either pumpkins, autumn leaves, or both. Two are set outdoors and the other is set in a country kitchen with bread and a basket full of autumnal veg. The fourth one pictured above is “Sunset Farm” and while not particularly Autumnal the sunset colours made it the perfect photo taking companion.
As you all probably know, I never fill an entire order with a requested theme. I always make sure I include some which have a nice homely feel and this month is no different. I’ve also just noticed that I seem to have a bit of an obsession with painting heart-shaped patches on the cats. Might make it a thang from now on! I’d like to apologise for the photo quality too! My photoshoot room (which is just a bedroom with the best light) is in the middle of being redecorated and made taking decent photos a little bit awkward.
Now for the more Gothic kitties of the bunch. I would like to keep all three of these for myself, because I love them soooo much! I’m torn between “Brewing Pot” and “Rayne” for my absolute favourite. Loved painting these and I hope they turn out just as popular as the ones from the last order.
For one of my larger paintings I wanted to something which was a little bit Gothic and Victorian at the same time. I love the Gothic Revival period so I used this art style as my main inspiration to create a Victorian room scene. Two tuxedo cats sitting on an ornate red velvet couch in front of Victorian green wallpaper adorned with ornate picture frames. I particularly like the cat with ruff on the wall, he’s pawesome!
The other large painting is inspired by “The Harbour” from the last order. In this one, a cat (with heart-shaped bum patch) sits on the dock watching an unfamiliar sailboat with a little kitty passenger. It felt only fitting that I should paint something which reflects Whitby being a harbor town. Hopefully it will be a big hit. Fingers crossed.
Available to buy from Whitby Galleries
All of these cat paintings will be arriving at Whitby Galleries on October 24th, where they’ll be professionally framed ready for sale. You can find Whitby Galleries at 134-135 Church Street, Whitby, UK. Orders can be taken by phone, email, or by popping in. Home delivery in the UK can be arranged. Paintings measure approx. 5″ x 5″ unless otherwise stated.
Full list of paintings
- Pumpkins & Fallen Leaves – £55
- Autumnal Feast – £55
- Secret Candlelit Spot – £55
- Sunset Farm – £55
- Waiting for the Phone to Ring – £55
- Sea View – £55
- Triple Trouble – £55
- Brewing Pot – £55
- Forgotten Tower – £55
- Rayne – £55
- Suki & Reuben (12″ x 12″) – £175
- The Arrival (12″ x 12″) – £175
* information correct as of October 24th 2017.
Please contact the galleries directly for more information and to check the availability of any of the paintings listed above.