Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sienna Steps

Sienna Steps  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
Sienna looks like she may be preparing for an abrupt departure... I especially love the coiled tail here.  She waits for adoption at the Cleveland APL.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Darla  Oil on Panel, 6" x 6," SOLD
Happy with this one...  Still learning the new Cobra brand water soluble paints. I didn't use any medium or thinner here and I need to make a mental note to keep that up.  Just use the paint! 
A quick reminder to those of you local to Cleveland: Friday, FEB 17th is 3rd Friday at 78th ST Studios! I will be at Gallery+ on the first floor, please stop in and visit. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Good Ombre

Good Ombre  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  $220.
This painting features pencil added at the end.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Top Cat and painting notes

Top Cat  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  $220.
A few notes: Including a painting-in-progress shot to the left...  The panel was toned with muted lavendar.  I roughed in the composition with an umber/sienna drawing first.  That helped unify some of the darks later on. And it got me better acquainted with the value relationships (before bringing in color.) Perhaps try it again next time. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Girl and Cat I

Girl and Cat I  Oil on board, 6" x 8,"  $220.
This time around, I went a little smaller.  But at just 6x8, this painting took longer than I thought it would. Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Selfie with Cat, I painted a person!

Selfie with Cat  Oil on panel, 8" x 10,"  $355.
I painted a person!  What fun! How very refreshing! Might have to try a few more. My lovely model is from Louisville, KY.  She has a Facebook page here promoting local arts.  Please give it a like! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Brown Hare II and notes on painting

Brown Hare II  Oil on panel, 6" x 6,"  $195.
A rambling note on painting:  Recently I switched paint brands from Winsor & Newton to Cobra. I knew early on that noodling and doing the blendy thing was gonna be a problem.  I continue to struggle with it.  It's funny how many habits get built into one's painting routine. I want to grab for my beloved Winsor & Newton Artisan brushes.  I still do.  But they are simply too stiff for the new paint. I found a softer brush I like better, but I tend to use it like the artisan brushes. (Too heavy handed!)  In my opinion, a superior painting contains unsullied, un-messed with brushwork. Being able to brush the color on and leave it is ideal. Layers are good, having the paint mix LIVE while applying new paint, awesome.  Going back in with a paint free brush and blending, not so awesome.  I haven't been able to do it yet, but I WILL keep trying, (insert dramatic gesture here.)