Napster the cat has decided to come off the comfy couch and embark on a new career. Inspired by his horse friend Moses at Bearly Thayer Studio, and by Nicholas the Dolphin at the Clearwater aquarium, Napster has decided to dip into artwork.
With his tail. He enlists an assistant to support him, and to help select the colour palate and load up his "brush", but all the sweeping colour statements are entirely his.
His first work, titled "Spring Gardens" and notable for it's bold use of yellows with poignant red and green accents, went up on his Facebook page, and he got an almost immediate offer from one of his friends to purchase the work.
The second piece, the colour palate selected by David, evinced a sweeping vision with a dipped and dampened tail, accented with the dry tail detailing. It has been titled "Muskoka Sunset" Charmian took one look and asked if Napster could provide one of his works for a Church Fundraiser this summer. He will be happy to oblige.
Today his friend Anne dropped by. She was delighted to be asked to assist, and she and Napster spent a little cuddle time on the sofa selecting the shades for his next piece. Executed entirely with the 'dry tail' brushing method, it evokes a wonderful sense of lyrical energy and life. Anne swears she can see a vaulting rider on a horse, and has asked if it may be titled "Voltige by Moonlight". You may see something else in this, because that is the nature of artwork.
The thing about a productive hobby such as this is that it keeps his nose out of the cat kibble, and encourages him to work on his exercise program. Although he is holding at a four pound weight loss on his walking program, with summer coming, he's hoping for another pound at least before it's time to hit the beach.
Who knows? The cat may be on to something. After all, way back in 1989, Canada shelled out 1.8 million to buy Voice of Fire. Napster would be quite happy to offer any one of his works to the Gallery for half that amount...