Friday, December 12, 2014

Uncle Orange and Huffpost Arts & Culture Article

Uncle Orange  Oil on wood  8" x 6"  $175.
Fellow artist, Aimee Hoover sent an email asking "Did you know your painting is on Huffington Post?!"  Um, no?  I clicked the link, heart in throat, thinking surely she was mistaken...  
Much to my surprise there was a picture my Coco-kitteh "Dragon Cat" painting!  (Delighted screaming may have ensued.)  The Huffpost Arts & Culture article was inspired by Carol Marine's new book Daily Painting and was titled "Let's Make 2015 The Year We All Start Painting!" Too cool!!  Have a look, here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Liza Bean and Cleveland Bazaar this weekend

Liza Bean  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
This pet portrait commission was fun to paint. "Liza Bean" is said by her human to be a "darling, opinionated biter of a kitty." 
This weekend is the 10th annual "Cleveland Bazaar" an indie craft show.  It's happening at 78th ST Studios.  Should you be shopping for that one of a kind, handcrafted, locally made gift, it's worth checking out with over 140 vendors.   Gallery + will be open during the show, so stop in if you get a chance.  
I've added more paintings, posters and works on paper to Gallery +
all will be available during the 10th annual Cleveland Bazaar.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pretty on Pink when neutrals have lots of color

Pretty on Pink  Oil on wood  8" x 6"  SOLD
How much color CAN one work into "neutrals?"  A lot more than I thought.  Always something more to learn.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Harlequin painting of a diluted Calico

Harlequin  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Harlequin is a playful kitteh who waits for adoption at PAWS, a non-profit shelter in Norwalk, CT.  (Photo reference for this painting courtesy of Maggie Swanson.)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Fly Away new cat & bird painting

Fly Away  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
Note to self:  Never underestimate the blissful pleasure derived from new paint brushes.  

A new No. 8 round brush beats a "modified" No. 2 for whisker painting any day of the week.  :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Second Suspect Cat Town Cafe, Oakland CA

Second Suspect Oil on wood  10" x 10" Available at Cat Town Cafe & Adoption soon!
Cat Town Cafe has opened for business in Oakland, CA.  The cafe is the first of its kind in the US and offers coffee and free roaming kitties who are available for adoption!  
"Second Suspect" will be part of their upcoming feline art exhibit.  The opening reception is December 5th and 50% of the proceeds from art sales will go to the cafe and adoption center.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Long Wait and a picture from gallery reception

The Long Wait  Oil on wood  6" x 8"  $175.
Friday's Gallery + opening at 78th ST Studios was very well attended.  I showed an additional five paintings, including four cat paintings for the night...including "The Long Wait" which is still available. I love that people tell me about their cats... It's always interesting and almost everyone has a cat story... 
Thanks to all who signed up for my quarterly newsletter, you've been added.  The Fall edition of Hoeptner Happenings is in the making and will emailed far and wide, soon.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Floral with Bird a new floral still life painting

Floral with Bird  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Today is Third Friday!  Local to Northern Ohio?  Please join me tonight between 5pm and 9pm at Gallery +, the newest gallery at 78th ST Studios.  So much art and gifty goodies to see, all galleries and studios will be open!! Here's a link for more information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rural Recluse a new cat painting

Rural Recluse  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
There's a bit of wet paint glare here, this painting is better in life.