Burmese Bedlam is the second image I did showing Feline No. 9 Squadron in action. The squadron has set down in Burma to take on supplies. Three Burmese cats have decided to help themselves to a basket of fish. It looks like two of them at least are going to eat well if they don’t get caught. The third appears to be having some difficulty with the basket.
In the background, the handsome and noble Nigel “Red Claw” seems annoyed that he may have to stop looking marvelous in front of his fan and give chase. Pip, ever dutiful, ignores everything, concentrating on keeping the wind blowing over Nigel’s scarf. Crew chief Albert, busy loading supplies into airship 6, can only look on in disbelief.
My concept for this series of images is to illustrate cat breeds named after places in that place, with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. Burmese Bedlam is set near the tor of Taung Kalat at Mount Popa in Burma/Myanmar. The castle-like structure atop Taung Kalat is a Buddhist monastery.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.
Each Burmese Bedlam print is hand signed and hand numbered out of a total run of 50. Once they are sold out, no more will be run.
The print comes mounted in a 16″ x 20″ archival mat with backing board. All of my prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For Burmese Bedlam I usually use a double mat, often with a tan or light brown inner border color and a darker brown outer color. Sometimes I use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 11″ x 14″, which leaves an approximate 2.5″ border on the sides and 3″ on the top and bottom.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.