That cat again.

That cat again.

We have noticed that one of my most popular blogs this year was the one that I wrote about a black cat. (That Damn Cat). His name was Trevor. He was a feature of many paintings and prints that both my wife and I painted and published. We still sell original paintings and signed and numbered edition prints about him.

CAT and GRAMOPHONE by Colin Ruffell

Cats don’t usually listen to music on old gramophones. This picture of Trevor was inspired by a rather famous logo for a different company. Thanks to HMV.

The style of painting in my picture above is called ‘cloisonnism’ where areas of colour are edged with dark lines. This is an established expressionist style first described in about 1888 during the post-impressionist era. Gaugin and Bernard are usually cited as examples. So I feel quite good about using this language to