Okey's Promise Auction – My Maine Coon Man

Gray Maine Coon Cat painting by BZTAT
“Maine Coon Main Man” painting by BZTAT

Every now and again, I try out different styles and techniques.

Usually, my images are crisp and simplified, and I abstract shapes to capture the fluffy tufts of a cats fur.

I rarely use black or gray, and instead capture a gray cats color with blues and greens.

A couple of years ago, though, I got a wild hare in me, and I created this silly little painting of my Maine Coon Cat Noah.

I used black and gray in a very brushy style, and I juxtaposed it against bold color stripes. I also used an odd-sized piece of wood for a canvas.

At the time, I was looking at some paintings by so-called Outsider or Visionary Artists. These artists joyfully splashed paint on their canvases, and their works were characterized by brushy painterliness and distorted shapes. I was intrigued and I wanted to try something looser than my usual style.

I sorta liked the outcome, and I have had it hanging on my wall in my office ever since. It’s time to change some things around, though, and I thought I would offer it up for sale.

Although I liked it, it was not a direction I chose to pursue much further. So it is likely to be a one of a kind. Sorta makes it a little extra collectible, huh?

I am posting art auctions throughout January to aid the fund raising campaign for my latest Okey’s Promise project. You can follow the auctions here or on the Okey’s Promise Facebook page. Watch for art auctions all month long!

Some artworks will be new, and some will be works from previous auctions that did not sell for one reason or another. Here are the details for today’s artworks:

21″ H x 9″ W painting on wood by artist BZTAT

Leave bids in increments of $10 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $50 USD

Shipping: $25 USA $45 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $100 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $100 + shipping via PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 10 pm ET Tuesday, 1/15/13 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: send payment of bid + shipping to Paypal using email address: bztat at bztat.com

Please allow 4 weeks for shipping.