Thursday, April 15, 2010

Still Life with Cat and Pickles

"Still Life with Cat and Pickles"
Watercolor and gouache
4" x 6"


This started out as the color study for yesterday's sketch, but I had so much fun playing in the paint pan I just finished it out and signed it.

No self-depreciating critical commentary today. Just a happy little woot - woot!



A little background on this painting...

I *love* the TV show Hoarders on A&E. There is an on-line forum about the show at Television Without Pity (TWoP). The tagline there is "Spare the Snark, Spoil the Networks."

One snarker, posting as lorax523, wrote about a Season 1 episode, "There was one shot early in the show that was just so surreal, it was like a Magritte painting. The Siamese cat, placidly sitting next to a giant jar of pickles from Sam's Club. Still Life with Cat and Pickles."

The cat and pickles have now become a running joke on the boards. Even though I have seen every Season 1 episode at least twice, I have yet to see this particular shot. My active little imagination concocted one to paint.

Thanks to lorax523 for the title and all the snarkers on the TWoP board for the inspiration.

3 comments:

Buck said...

I absolutely LOVE that name. It definitely should be in the MoMA.

MIC said...

I would like to purchase the original piece of art (Still Life with Cat and Pickles) if it is available. Let me know how to contact you.

Speck said...

MIC - specksblog@suddenlink.net