Cats are rather mystical creatures, capable of moving from one place to another with the slyness of an invisible ghost. Serbian-born artist Endre Penovác’s artwork skillfully displays the true identity of cats everywhere, beautiful, confident and capable of blending in anywhere to sneak up on you.
Penovác uses a special process that gives his ink and watercolor cats the appearance that they are slowly bleeding into the paper. He dilutes his ink and watercolor pigments by using a considerable amount of water, thus causing them to spread across the paper on their own.
This style of painting is far from easy, in fact it makes the paint more difficult to control, but it gives each painting a ghostly, fuzzy quality. This effect is purrfect for painting one of Penovác’s favorite subjects: black cats.
Penovác began his unique ink and watercolor cats series using only black and white, but his latest additions include hints of color and negative space.