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Oil painting on Canvas Board
Original dimensions: 10 × 10 inches
Digitized version: 5100 × 5930 px, @300ppi
 
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The title pretends that the abstract might remind one of a “Persian Rug” on which the cat makes himself at home; and of course is also a play on cats. :)

He’s looking at you.

Features
March 1, 2013 on RedBubble Homepage
June 4, 2011 in Southern United States Artists

See also:

Calico’s Corner
by F.A. Moore


Garden Variety Siamese
by F.A. Moore

Tags

cats, cat, cat paintings, abstract cat, blue cat, green and orange, f a moore

Comments

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 3 years ago

    Thanks so much for viewing my original oil and even more so for taking the time to comment. :D

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 3 years ago

    Cats are divine and always choose the most beautiful places! What a lovely way to show a persian rug…or a cat!

  • Thanks, Laureen. I wanted to do an abstract. But when it came time to paint more on the abstract, the cat came out. He was a lot of fun.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmeralmost 3 years ago

    You go Frannie! I love this side of you! You know, I painted my cat Gulliver, he was one of my very first paintings and he’s slightly cross-eyed….I’m sure that everyone thinks that I screwed him up but he actually is cross-eyed in real life! LOL!

  • LOL. You remind me of one of my first paintings, too, which was a beloved cat. I have no idea how I decided to paint a cat over what was meant to be an abstract. I believe once I went that stylized decorative treatment at the bottom, it said whispered “whimsical”, or something. Like your cross-eyed cat, I made the cat’s eye on the bright light side have a narrower slit for a pupil and a larger pupil on the dark side. I seriously doubt that would happen with such an undramatic shift of light; but I wanted to have some fun with the idea of it. :D Thanks for cheering me on, Ruthie!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Just love the color blocking, the patterns, the shape of the cat! Excellent composition! It reminds me of folk art but with a thoroughly modern interpretation!

  • Joanne, thank you! You named the things that I like about the piece. I thought the same thing about the folk art aspect of the cat – very much so and enjoyed adding him to a rather abstract setting to give the work a sense of balance in an off-balanced way.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 3 years ago

    its adorable !!!!!!!!!! you have caught the essence of a cat at home………comfy and always obeservant.what amazing beautiful textures to this . lol. aint he just divine I love the colors!

    and a little push to you . hi five!!!!! wow. painting is another one of your talents. dear gawd. how many do you have ?… LOL

  • Aw, Isa, you are being so sweet. My painting “talents” are not up to par. Ten years is a long time, when I didn’t paint that much anyway. But I have enjoyed it, although it’s hard to work on one more than 10 minutes! But I will accept the “push” gladly!! Thank you. I love this cat, he seems confident and comfortable and loving the attention. ;)

    – F.A. Moore

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 3 years ago

    and frannie. tabby has your eyes:) …..

  • No! Hahaaa. Well, funny you should comment about the familiarity of the eyes though. The stage-right side of his face and the huge eye there in the dark fur looks just like my last cat, a black and white “sylvester”-looking boy-kitty. So I can’t help but see two cats where there’s one.

    – F.A. Moore

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Frannie you made me smile with this cat…thanks for that;-) …I’m a cat lover so I love Tabby a lot especially the choice of colours is amazing and also love the little touch of abstract on it …..bravo!!!!

  • Brigitte, I painted him in blue to force myself to think abstractly and not realistically; but I love the way the color came out, personally. Thanks so much for encouraging me by mentioning the strong points of the piece, Brigitte.

    – F.A. Moore

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 3 years ago

    Great painting Frannie, love it, xoxo

  • Thanks, Anna!! Really appreciate your note.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Alissa Brunskill
    Alissa Brunskillalmost 3 years ago

    He might have been a Persian cat in a former life. Like they say, if you want the comfy spot in the house, you must remove the cat first…lol You did a fantastic job at this Frannie!

  • Wow, I love that saying. Cats do seem to take ownership of certain spots. He looks mighty cute framed up, Alissa. Thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 3 years ago

    Oh….I didn’t move to next…..this is really so good….I love him…..he is styling with that orange and green and wonderful textured trim. I think you back ground in fabric was coming out here. Love this very much!!

  • I was thinking of fabric when I left the background as a thin wash of oil with the lines showing, yes, exactly (and with the detail at the base). He does look like he knows what he’s doing doesn’t he? Probably a cat with thoroughly modern taste. ;) Thanks Elizabeth. Just loaded my other cat. And now I’m all out of newly painted pieces. :))

    – F.A. Moore

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