|The Guard Post|
by Drew Strouble
A dutiful and divine long haired orange tabby on guard.
This was a commissioned painting from a young married couple and wonderful patrons in Farihope Alabama. I used airbrush to create the soft edge, out of focus, background. It's the best technique for controlled soft edges and works great with watercolor pigments. I love painting wood grain, so I really enjoyed working on the fence and post. You know that I love painting cat fur, too. Rambo, the cat, was a wonderful subject!
"Cats don't bark and act brave when they see something small in fur or feathers, they kill it. Dogs tend to bravado.
They're braggarts. In the great evolutionary drama the dog is Sergeant Bilko, the cat is Rambo." James Gorman
Giclée Prints of my original watercolor. more info
Limited Edition of: 950 Prints and 50 Artist's Proofs •
Overall size: 14 1/2" x 18" incl. 2 1/2" mat.
• Each print is hand signed, titled & numbered with matching Certificate of Authenticity.
Open Edition Mini Prints
• Overall size: 9 3/4" x 11 5/8" incl. 2" mat. • Each print is hand signed and titled.
Fine Art Greeting Card • Hand mounted Art Print on 5" x 7" white card. • Blank inside. • Matching envelope and clear protective packet included.
All prints are shrink wrapped with a white mat and foamcore backing. Designer Frames are black aluminum with plexiglas.
| Hi, Drew. I received your Calendar and Journal today with the personal note. Thank you so much! Lukas, who helped me open the parcel, also says “thanks” for the Styrofoam peanuts. Ollie, who has only three legs, is less prone to chasing things, but says thanks as well. And I will most certainly enjoy the Calendar and Journal. All the best, Margaret
Hi Drew.....Just a quick note to let you know I just received my 4th! proof of your wonderful drawings. I think that you are so gifted and I can respect how much you love those beautiful creatures just has I have my whole life. This last drawing I just received is a likeness of my cat I lost years ago. He was such a handsome boy. I miss him to this day. Great work!! I'll be in touch. PS Thank you for the shipping discount! Take Care, Chef Christine