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The Life of Art, Series # 6

by John P. Weiss on 8/13/2017 7:49:03 AM

This post is by regular contributing writer, John P. Weiss John is an artist and writer living in Northern California. He studied landscape painting extensively with Scott L. Christensen and served as editorial cartoonist with several newspapers. John is also a retired police chief with over 26 years of law enforcement experience.

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Joanne Benson
LOL Love the hairball!!!!!

Jennifer Murtha
I think we all have an inner cat. Thank you soooo much!

The cat expects to be the subject.

Pictured as a Cat the ancient Egyptians portrayed cats.

The permanent bad attitude of most cats is because few worship them anymore...

Catherine Blair
Thanks for making me laugh: I miss my cat Vincent
(Van cat) ...cats are the best!!! Dogs, tooð??¬

Jennifer Murtha
Cats aren't bad tempered. It's their people who are foolishly ignoring them....which makes them rather sad.

Regina Buchett
This is great, John! My cat is quite a critic too, they were born for it.

I sure hope we see more of these!!

Suszanne Bernat Droney
Winston's so right about too much right

Bob Coates
Wow. This cartoonist know sart, artists AND cats!

Debra Musal
great presentation. However, my intimate take on the cartoon is if you only paint for other's approval you'll be missing a very important element of personal style. One must be true to themselves in their expressions or interpretations while creating in order to have your own style or brand that others can recognize. I will say getting input for your work is equally important in your learning experience. Puting time in on developing the real you often comes from frustrations and artwork that mysteriously stands in that far corner of the room shrouded from sight. I have found that my feelings or intentions while working on a painting is not always the first thing that clients speak of or notice. Always interesting.

Sharon Goemaere
Hilarious and so typical of my favorite animal ! Just another thing to love about felines ! :) Shadow , Ninja and Smokey approve of this cartoon ! ~Sharon Goemaere~

Geez! The last time, my cat threw up ON the painting! Talk about a graphic comment!

I LOVE your column! If I'm ever arrested, I want it to be by you!

Pat Jeffers
Love this series and your blog! This one was...OH, TOO FUNNY! Especially since we have a cat whose doing the hairball thing right now with fall coming on.

Erik Bremer
He he he he

Dianne Cinkovich
My cat took a more direct approach. She strolled through unattended oil paint and walked across the painting. But we all need a Winston.

Lisa Manners
I enjoy your cartoons. This one is why my two cats are not allowed in my studio. But I still wind up with cat hairs in some of my paintings.

Nicholette Fetsch
I have a cat who insists on getting into the action. Had to clean the paint off her tail a while back. Perhaps she's a frustrated artist.
Isn't there a book called "Why Cats paint"?

John, your posts are always a treat. Can't get enough of them.

Elizabeth LaPenna
Thanks for the laugh--loved it.

Matthew Lee
On seeing the hairball, the said artist went catatonic. Later the cat came back and said "give a cat-a-tonc", and all will well.
Cute cartoon!

Even if the cat was insightful and there was too much viridian, there's always that potential customer who will love it and blurt, "I just love that blue-green thing, don't you?"
Did you think the public knows what is good and what is not so good? I don't think so.

joanna bayles
Just opened up and read it, still have a huge smile on my face. Always a critic.....

Thanks for all the great comments! Cats are definitely independent souls, but certainly add some smiles in our lives. And Debra, you and I know that artists must paint what's in our souls, not for the marlet, but Art hasn't necessarily learned that yet! Maybe Winston is trying to teach him!

everyone's a critic!

Carol platt
Hilarious! You're spot on! What's the next frame...glue hairball to canvas and make a big money sale...title could be "cat-ta strophe on a plain white field"????
Our cat strolled across my desk accidentally stepping her hind leg into my cold coffee...shook that foot vigorously and spatter painted my paperwork! Cats are beautiful creatures.

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The cartoons are great! Keep 'em coming. J Leedy

Bev DeJarnett
hilarious!!!! My Cat critic, Black Magic Johnson would like to meet Winston for a difference of opinion. MEOW. Thanks for the smiles. Bev.

Jane Moore
Made me chortle, love it...and love the cat critic idea. Mine are avid interrupters of the process, they prefer to prevent in advance!!!

barbara jackson
Oh, go ahead . . . GIVE up your day job!

Peggy Ramsey

My studio manager is Chicca. As my studio manager, she, as the alert and critical tabby that she is, hangs out near my easel or sits on top of my SONY receiver and gives her opinions.


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