Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Photo of my studio and Rolling Sunflowers

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No, I'm not resting on my laurels basking in the glory of having my art in two national art magazines, well, not anymore.  lol  A picture of works in progress:  Three GIIIIANT 22" x 22" rolling sunflowers on paper.  A quick comish for a designer before I resume smaller daily paintings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Eye on Butterfly in Southwest Art Magazine!

I'm very pleased to report "Eye on Butterfly" was a finalist in the annual Artistic Excellence competition at Southwest Art Magazine. The magazine (December issue) is available at bookstores now. This feels like a milestone...  Southwest Art has long been a favorite art magazine and seeing my work in it is totally surreal!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Untitled and a reminder about my Cats! 2017 Wall Calendar

I painted today's painting on board that was toned too dark.  It was a fight from start to finish. I couldn't get the yellows to pop...  and kitty looks more alien than feline.  Rather than assault you with a full size image, I've included a thumbnail to the left.  It was a bad painting day.  
If you care to see a selection of my best paintings ever, check out my Cats! 2017 Wall Calendar with cat quotes. It's the perfect gift for the cat person in your life.  $2 will be donated to the Cleveland Animal Protective League for each one sold. You can find those here.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Against All Odds, and feel good pet rescue story

Against All Odds  Oil on panel, 6" x 6," SOLD.
"Against All Odds" kitty looks kinda like the kitty in this shelter cat rescue story.  (Not planned...)  If you need a little boost in your morale, check it out. 
A quick reminder to those local to Cleveland:  Tomorrow is 3rd Friday, please visit me at Gallery +/78th ST Studios between 5 and 9pm!  Say hi, eat cookies and see some cool art!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gemma and news about Higbee 7th Annual 6" Square Exhibit

Gemma  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  $220.
I tried painting this kitty once before here.  This one is better.

I am pleased to report, "Parrot on Pattern" was juried into the 7th Annual 6" Squared Exhibit at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Randy does a great show and all of the paintings feature his gorgeous frames.  The show opens December 3rd. You can get a preview of all works accepted here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Field Dweller, also White Kitten part of DEC JAN International Artist Magazine

Field Dweller  Oil on panel, 6" x 6," $195.
The subject for "Field Dweller" was initially photographed at a local shelter, he was one of about a dozen bunnies that had been rescued from a backyard hoarding situation. I painted a few of the other rescues bunnies too, see those by clicking here. (Buy Now button for this painting is at the bottom of post.)
But the BIG news today: My painting White Kitten was a finalist in a "Favorite Subjects" competition at International Artist Magazine. I'm honored to have the painting and a brief question/answer featured in the DEC/JAN issue.  Pictures below.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Bowtie Beauty II

Bowtie Beauty II  Oil on panel, 6" x 6," SOLD

Love this one, but I'm partial to gray cats.  Additional pictures included, this cat waits for his human at the Cleveland Animal Protective League.  
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