Alabaster the Cat and a Butterfly. by Donna Huntriss

Alabaster the Cat and a Butterfly. by 

This is another scene with my new “pet”, Alabaster the Cat, playing in the garden with a butterfly!
Original is a inkjet collage background, then laser printed. Then a transparency film painted with acrylic paint had been cut out and also glued to the laser print background. Highlights in the hedge maze were then painted in acrylic paint. Then it is laser printed again.
Thanks to the ladies at the Nowra Copy Centre for their help with the laser printing during the year!

This was entered as a part of the Creative Divergents Art Prize Winter 2010 here

I am a self taught artist from Australia. I write, paint, draw and sew! I have never been to Art School. Follow me on Twitter for WIP and updates!

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  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    I love the piece and the process you describe. My favorite is the cat’s tail hugging the pillar just like the vine. Great distinctive style, Donna.

  • Oh thanks Pete! I have found a way to duplicate the backgrounds and save a bit on my poor, but well loved inkjet printer! I love garden scenes and particularly ones at night. I thought Alabaster would need his tail to hug the pillar – it is quite a height up there!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraover 5 years ago

    This is great to view, I love the dimensional feel with the pillars in the foreground & alabaster (great name btw!) just a wonderful peice overall!!

  • Thanks Alixandra! The transparency film lends itself to that effect – 3D. It reminds me of the way they used to make animation films with a background and a cell on top giving it that 3D feel. I had a journal entry asking for potential names for my new character (instead of my Oscar the Dragon) and I had a great response!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Vamvamp! Nice to meet you!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    Your creation is just incredible Donna ….very inspiring and amazing……Well done…..Standing ovation!!! :))

  • Thanks Ming! I am really enjoying this sort of art as I get to play with my favourite theme – Strange things in a Night Garden. I am looking forward too creating another Alabaster Art work with one of my Xmas presents I was given his year! Which should be a bit of a giggle! Hope you are having a wonderful Xmas/Solstice. XXX

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Donna- I really love this Alabaster character :)) xx

  • Thanks Anita! Alabaster is proving to be a favourite of everyones too! I have a Xmas present given to me and that may also be a another strange creature in the garden too!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Trystan  Mitchell
    Trystan Mitchellover 5 years ago

    I love this series….get lost down every pathway and drawn around every corner…brilliant! :-))

  • Oh thanks Trystan! Thanks for taking a walk in the Strange Garden of my mind!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    very creative LIZ

  • Thanks Liz! This is really fun to do.

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismover 5 years ago

    thank you so much for your membership in our group, and for sharing your lovely art with us. wishing you a blessed, prosperous and creative
    New Year 2010

    K Bock
    Impressionism Café
    30 December 2009

  • Stephanie Smith
    Stephanie Smithover 5 years ago

    I love this series… and the rich dark greens in this one, it’s so mysterious!

  • Thanks Stephanie! I had used a laser print for the background and the colours tend to be more vivid than the ink jet collages. The ladies and lad at the Nowra Copy centre now know what I want when I turn up with art in folio!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • PQRibber
    PQRibberabout 5 years ago

    Cool stuff!

  • Thanks so very much PQ and MYN!

    – Donna Huntriss

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