Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Daisies and Cat

Daisies and Cat  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330.
Several cardinals have visited the new bird feeder. They are a delight to watch...  Bluejays too, they also play "inside" the pine tree... One bluejay bounces on a limb, not unlike he's on a trampoline.  It's trippy!  Surely that's a bird having fun, right?  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Under the Irises

Under the Irises  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
The lovely irises never bloomed beyond what you see here.  I had hoped to photo them again for future paintings...  Maybe the walk from Trader Joe's to my car was too much exposure to the cold air...  I'm satisfied with this painting, though may try it again (bigger) sometime. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sienna Sees and plumbing advice frozen pipes

Sienna Sees  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330.
A bit of drama here recently:  Our pipes froze!  This was evidenced by both the washing machine and the kitchen sink not working...  To make matters worse, our old house has various add ons and the pipes in question were nearly inaccessible.  We took several measures to remedy the problem with no success. This included calling plumbers, all of whom were booked fixing other peoples frozen pipes.  My ever-resourceful husband then discovered this "hot shot pipe thawer" on the internet...  and we were able to rent one.  He attached it to the ends of the frozen pipe, switched it on and presto-voila the ice melted and the water flowed! It literally took less than five minutes....  (Kudos, Babe!)  Who knew such a product existed?! If you live in a cold climate and don't have access to your pipes--try it!     

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Stealthy One a new cat floral painting

Stealthy One  Oil on wood, 10" x 10,"  $495.
A few floral cat combos this week and next...  I swing around to this theme when I need to streeetch.  Not to mention, Winter. It's gone below 0 a few times since last I blogged... Photographing fresh flowers in the studio was not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Side note: I love my job.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and sincere THANKS

An oldie from 2011...  "Serious Coco"  Oil on wood, 6" x 6" Private Collection
Holiday Salutations, dear reader.  Have I told you lately that you are the cat's meow?  You are. Being able to share my art (1) and (2) sell it direct are nothing short of modern day miracles that I never take for granted.  (Doncha know I remember when slides and hard copy photos were how one shared.) My collectors make my world go 'round. Thank you to those who bought calendars and prints. Not everybody can afford original art and it's those smaller purchases that help keep the paint slinging. Your comments and emails never fail to brighten my day. Thank you!  
I will be taking a week or so to enjoy the season (and trying not to get sucked into home renovation  Wishing you and yours extra peace and joy during the holidays

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuxi Kitten, she'll grow into the ears.

Tuxi Kitten  Oil on wood, 6" x 6,"  $225.
If you are thinking the artist exaggerated kitty ear would be wrong. Photos of shelter kitten and equally big earred sibling included below!

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Climber painting of a Tuxedo Cat

The Climber  Oil on wood, 8" x 6," SOLD
Like most cats, The Climber appreciates a good vantage point.  

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mighty Tortie painting of tortoiseshell cat

Mighty Tortie  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
I kinda steer clear of cats with fussy coloration. They can make for a tedious experience painting...  There are so many Tortoiseshell cats at the shelters, all so lovely! I feel vaguely guilty for not painting more of them. There was nothing tedious about the "Mighty Tortie."

Monday, December 11, 2017

Peeper because cats peep.

Peeper, Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Is "Peeper" too corny of a title, lol? Cats do peep!  Coco has taken to laying next to the woodburner on his back.  (Super cute.)  When he sees me coming to tend the fire, he books.  He doesn't go far, just keeps a careful watch from the shadows. 

Kitty model photographed by Gloria Walters. Thanks, Gloria for letting me use the photo!