Cathouse is a spoof movie poster about a fuzzy house of ill repute. The neon kitty is a beacon to tomcats. The carpeted exterior makes the cathouse easy to climb. Come on up. The cathouse is always open.
This isn’t really a horror movie spoof like some of my other pieces. Unless, of course, you were living near the cathouse. Then the ensuing noises might be truly obnoxious. Maybe that would be pretty horrible after all.
Fortunately it’s just a picture. It doesn’t make any noise. Though if you really wanted it to make noise, for a fee, I could come up with something. Maybe that could be a new avenue in art. Pictures could have a frame with an embedded .mp3 player. Hmm. Maybe not.
The cathouse in this image is not a real kitty condo. I drew the outline in Illustrator and then imported it into Photoshop. I used my camera to take a photo of my carpet and used that to apply some texture to the various parts of the cathouse.
I used my drawing tablet to modify the outline of the parts to look more fuzzy instead of having rigid lines. I think the result actually looks fairly realistic. It’s a new technique for me. I like the results so I may use it again in the future.
Some people have told me that the fine print is the best part. It reads: “May encourage some cats to caterwaul and engage in other obnoxious behaviors. Based on the new original screenplay, “Confessions of a Cat Madam” by Parti Queen.”
Each Cathouse print is hand signed and hand numbered out of a run of 50. Once they are sold out, no more will be run.
The print comes mounted in a 8″ x 10″ 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. Generally for Cathouse I use shades of red, brown or black, and that’s what I would recommend. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For Cathouse I usually use a single mat. The print itself is about 6″ x 8″, which leaves an approximate 1″ border on the sides 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.