Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Holiday Cats! Thanksgiving Cat

Thanksgiving Cat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
This Holiday Cat was the most difficult to design.  I wanted to avoid pilgrim and indian motifs. The cornucopia basket with more generalized "Fall" props seemed fitting.  ...and a black cat because I hadn't included one in the series yet. Though I'm not sure this painting really says "Thanksgiving." Tomorrow: a white kitten Christmas elf. :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holiday Cats! Halloween Bat Cat

Halloween Bat Cat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
This painting cracks me up. Maybe my favorite in the Holiday Cat series. When I designed it, I didn't plan pointy ears, the widow's peak or goatee.  Those happened as I painted.  Too fun. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Holiday Cats! July 4th, Independence Day Patriotic Cat

July 4th Cat, Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
I am a quote junkie. I post them on Pinterest and the bulletin board by my desk.  My 2017 calendar had cat inspired quotes.  Nothing beats a short true statement, extra points awarded for humor and/or inspiration.  When I discovered that one of my awesome collectors utilizes quotes in her work, I had to share.
Anne Choi hand makes sterling silver beads. They are stand alone gorgeous and also provide wonderful centerpieces for more intricate bracelets and necklaces. I especially love the
old world Arts & Crafts vibe of her designs.   (I have two of her exquisite beads: "Let us then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate." William Wadsworth Longfellow and “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Charles Dickens)  If you are a jewelry maker, her beads are a a must see!  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Holiday Cats! Easter Cat

Easter Cat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
More from my new series of paintings, Holiday Cats! Going in order, Easter follows St. Patrick's Day.  It's a cat with bunny ears! Mmph, I'm scheduling posts and I realize with horror, I forgot to paint a Thanksgiving cat. That cat would be scheduled for this Wednesday (after July 4th and Halloween cats....) So, back to the studio. I think I can get it done in time... 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Holiday Cats! St. Patrick's Day cat, St. Catrick

St. Catrick  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
Happy St Patrick's Day!  Couldn't let today pass by without posting a painting from my new series: Holiday Cats! Look for the rest to follow starting Sunday at 6:30pm EST.
The new guest artist at Gallery + this month is Milan Kecman. Experience Milan's double portraits of historical figures during the 78th ST open studios event on St. Patrick's day, Friday March 17th between 5 and 9pm.   A closing reception for landscape artist, Ken Marshall will also happen! Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

An update and a product recommendation video

"Queen of Cats" Sold
Despite a lack of posts here, I am back in my studio painting. Just a cough remains from the icky cold. During my downtime, I got to thinkin' about a series of paintings I've been wanting to do forever. The series started as "character cats" and the paintings were intended for potential commercial use. Later I decided a series of holiday themed cat paintings might get more mileage.  I painted one (Halloween) cat and kinda dropped the idea. But I couldn't stop thinking about it. Well, I'm back on it, three done, a few more to go.  You'll never see a cuter St. Catrick than the one I painted...  I hope to share the whole series tentatively titled "Holiday Cats" with you soon.  :)

A great product, Masters Brush Cleaner. I buy the giant tub, it's perfect for swishing brushes clean. Happy Daylight Savings to you and thank you for your interest.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Painting in Progress shots

A few painting-in-progress shots of "Cat's Eye View," a painting from 2016. As always, more progress shots can be found on my Pinterest board, here
Thank you for commenting on my last painting and also the kind replies to the post via email.  I'm afraid I am (still) struggling a bit with whatever flu-bug monster took hold last week! Will post again when I'm 100%.  Thanks.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Nap

The Nap  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
Husband and I had new carpeting put in last week...  (Glorious! Shoulda done it years ago.) Then mysteriously, we both caught wicked colds at exactly the same time.  Not fun. We slept so much.  And drank gallons of water. Anyway, I'm glad to be feeling better and be back in the studio today.

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.