Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brambles cop car kitty on pattern

Brambles  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
I never tire of painting this sweetie--who waits for adoption at the Cleveland APL.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Brooding Coco when U R a stranger 2 your cat

Brooding Coco  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
Sometimes Coco acts like I'm a stranger to him.  He plays (enthusiastically with husband) and when I enter the room he panics.  He hides!!  I don't get it.  Husband is merciless and tells me "He just needs to get used to you."  Coco has known husband for 7 years but I have been his primary caretaker for 13.    Yes, this is an issue I ponder.  :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stylish Apprentice cat on pattern painting

Stylish Apprentice  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Finding patterns that compliment kitty form, color and pose is always interesting, I'm really pleased with the pattern here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Eye on Butterfly a new cat painting

Eye on Butterfly  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD

Still trying out landscape backgrounds. The background reference for this painting started out emerald green and cerulean blue, but I thought it complimented the foreground better in sienna and ochres.    
Will include a photo of "Eye on Butterfly" kitteh, which was taken at the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cat & Butterfly V & pictures from Gallery+ Debut

Cat & Butterfly V  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
I've painted this APL cat a few times.  This one is my favorite so far.
Gallery + opened Friday night...  Here's a few pictures.
Ted Lawson's NYC paintings on the left and Tricia Kaman portrait & figurative paintings on the right
My floral and kitteh paintings are on the wall to the left as you enter Gallery +
Though you can't see 'em here, there's refreshments on a counter across the back wall.  

Gallery + Artists!  Zachary Hoon, Ted Lawson, Leslie Edwards Humez, Diane Hoeptner, Tricia Kaman
It was amazing. Wonderful, in fact. I am thrilled to be part of this talented group. Having a local venue for  my work provides a sweet excuse to dress up and get out of the house for Third Friday events  ...and it's got me brainstorming new projects and approaches to my work as well.  I look forward to blogging about future Gallery + receptions and goings-on as they occur!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kitty Pitcher preparing for Gallery + debut at 78th

Kitty Pitcher  Oil on wood  10" x 10"  $325.
"Kitty Pitcher" is one of nineteen of my paintings on exhibit at the Gallery +  at 78th ST Studios in Cleveland, OH. The opening happened Friday night!  Much fun was had. It was a stellar evening.  
This week has been a blur of preparation for the show.  It'll be great to get back in the studio and paint next week.  I'm including a photo of me assembling work into frames... Glamorous, I know.   More about the Gallery + opening in tomorrow's post!    

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cat in Corner gray and white cat painting

Cat in Corner  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Love the almost human looking eyes on this kitty.  Photo reference is courtesy of Maggie Swanson who volunteers at a shelter in Norwalk, CT.  She blogs photos of shelter kittehs here.  She is also a talented illustrator, check out her website here

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adventures on the internet

Umbrella art!?
Very wonderful Kristin Bauer van Straten mentioned me on twitter recently.  Here's the tweet:

When the True Blood star who will play "Malificent on the next season of Once Upon a Time tweets: my traffic stats go through the roof. Thank you, Kristin.   
But wait, I happened to click the hashtag symbol before my name....  and discovered this gem on Twitter.  (WTH?)  Someone saw fit to decorate their umbrella with my 2009 painting "Beach Daisy?!" Yes.  Well, at least they gave me credit.  :)