Giant gray cat oil painting removable mural! 

Grey cat oil painting installed inside the house!! Oil on canvas (cut out) by Daz Lartist.

Grey cat oil painting installed inside the house!! Oil on canvas (cut out) by Daz Lartist.

Gray cat oil painting by Daz Lartist

Gray cat oil painting by Daz Lartist. While still in progress in the garage studio. Oil paint on canvas 9ft by 5 ft.

Our central art room – Hollye B Green and Daz Lartist August 2017 (murals by Daz Lartist)

My girlfriend Hollye asked me to draw a grey cat this afternoon as she has an awesome blog post of her own about such an animal! I said “l will paint you one!!”

Daz Lartist working on grey cat mural

Daz Lartist working on grey cat mural 2017 garage studio (I painted over the other mural as meh it stopped being fun to do)

This is basically how I prefer to paint, air guitaring and grubby as hell!!

You can’t see it as it is tiny, but I have a home made tattoo on my ankle of a grey cat who was my friend from when I lived in Florida!

I find that it is preferable to turn my mind off and let my soul/higher self guide my hand when I paint. I set an intention such as “I will paint you a dragon Shawn!” or “I will paint you a grey cat Hollye!” and then I’m a rock star on stage and the magic happens. I do not “think” as using your brain stops your soul from flowing through your body I feel! (I have found that this is exactly what Alan Watts is talking about as a basic principle of success in his talks about zen)

I often listen to classic heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest when I paint and air guitar furiously between the brush strokes. This has the effect of being a work out as well as a painting session! Losing myself in the process is best way to ensure that I am not influenced by fears or ego. My body is the channel for the art, my brain/ego ensures that I do not hurt myself but I leave all the planning to my higher self/soul.