Sunday, March 29, 2015

Shorthair Pirate, character cat no. 2

Shorthair Pirate  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
This cat's devastating good looks are exceeded only by his lust for adventure on the high seas. "Shorthair Pirate" is an avid connoisseur of scratching posts, yellow eyed rockfish and fine tobacco.  
Coco had to be the pirate...  Maybe a Siamese cat for the Sous Chef.  :)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Domestic Punk, character cat no. 1

Domestic Punk  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
"Domestic Punk" will act like she means to cut you.  She will take a dramatic, hissing swipe -claws extended.  Though her aim is precise, she never makes contact.  It's just a show. 
Maybe the start of a new (on and off again) series I will call "character cats."  ...this painting is a practice run.       

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Coco on Red, a painting of my favorite cat

Coco on Red  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
I want to say a quick thanks to all who attended the 3rd Friday open studios event at 78th/Gallery +!  I was late arriving, due to unforeseen circumstances.  (Sorry if I missed you.)   
Being able to show my work to live (!) people continues to be an adventure.  It's a special kind of blessing to meet a person who tells me they've read this blog "for years."  It's happened a few times with folks who never emailed or reached out--besides showing up at the gallery and introducing themselves.  I know I fall back on this sentiment all the time, but dangit the internet is so amazing.  ...and I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do in this day and age.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bea tabby, tuxedo cat on pattern painting

Bea  Oil on wood, 10" x 10,"  NFS
Back in the studio painting, yes!  ...and plenty of fresh inspiration after a photo shoot at the Cleveland APL.  "Bea" (not her actual name) waits for adoption there.  She's a sweetie, don't be surprised if you see more paintings of her soon.
Friday, March 20th is Third Friday at 78th ST Studios!  If you are local to Cleveland, please visit me and see my new paintings at Gallery + on the first floor.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Preparations for March 20th, Third Friday 78th ST Studios Art Walk

"Bear" will debut at Gallery +
this Friday, please attend!
Third Friday at Gallery + / 78th ST Studios is fast approaching.  I'm looking forward to showing new paintings.  So, it's been a bit of a frame-athon here getting paintings ready.   I use solid wood frames with an antiqued finish.  They compliment my style of painting...  and they are sturdy which comes in handy when paintings don't sell and I need to re-purpose them for the next exhibit.  :)
This week's opening will include a fundraiser for NEOCH, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless.  Some of the Gallery + artists, myself included will donate 10% of sales that happen March 20th to fund "SocksPLUS," an initiative of the Community West Foundation.  
Please stop in and visit Gallery +/78th ST Studios this Friday between 5-9pm!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cascading Coco floral still life painting, with cat

Cascading Coco  Oil on wood, 14" x 11,"  $495.
The weather warmed up a bit and I was able to photograph this painting outside!  :)  
"Cascading Coco":  I'm liking the balance balance between floral and feline here.  (Neither steals the show.)  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Black Cat with Sunflowers

Black Cat with Sunflowers  Oil on wood, 14" x 11,"  NFS
So many exhibit entry deadlines approaching fast.  I seem to vacillate between not caring and wanting to enter every single one. Much depends on my feelings about my art and that changes from week to week, sometimes moment to moment! 
Need a refresher on finding and entering shows? Check out Joan Breckwoldt's latest blog post, "Entering Art Contests:  The Basics."

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lily Patch Cat cat with eyes on butterfly a new painting

Lily Patch Cat  Oil on wood, 10" x 8",  $310.
Only a "passable" photo of painting here, it's better in life... Maybe re-photograph later.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lewis and Floral

Lewis and Floral  Oil on wood, 12" x 12,"  NFS
Moon faced Lewis (first photographed at the Cleveland APL) cracks me up.  More exploration with floral + cat is in order...