This is one of my favorite paintings to date that I have painted. A reproduction of Henry VIII as a cat! This is the first time he is available on items, and he’ll only be available in my Society6 shop. Below you can see a variation of items he is available on. Clicking the above image will take you to the page for an art print.
I original drew out these kitties on the iPad last night, just messing around with a little illustration. Then today I decided I wanted to also paint them in acrylic. They look super cute on items in my Society6 shop!
“Cats in the Potting Room 5!”-Painted with Golden acrylics. – 12″ x 9″ Mounted Birch Wood -Topped with two coats of matte varnish. -Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!The kitties loved to help out in the potting room!
Hi Everyone! For the past 15 years I have been painting my Kilkenny Cat paintings, and every now and then I would paint something a little different, and most every time I did I would get concerned comments that I was changing my art. The latest one really made me start thinking about what that implied, and honestly I didn’t like it. I shouldn’t be tied to someone else’s expectations of what my art should be. My art is my own, and it’s whatever I want it to be, what ever I want to paint, you know? Not everyone is going to like it, and I don’t expect them to-where it’s my usual kitties, or my 3 a.m. Monster kitties, or funky kitties…or Picklelips.
So with that said, I decided to create a second art profile where I paint whatever silly idea pops into my head, not specifically “what are the kitties doing today,” but just any random thought. With that, I want to introduce Picklelips! My new outlet for fun and funky paintings. Sometimes I’ll even paint the same subject, like a KilkennyCat vs Picklelips kind of thing…which I’ve already done twice! If you’re interested in following the Picklelips Art, you can find it on Twitter @PicklelipsArt, Instagram @PicklelipsArt, Facebook @Picklelips.