Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Coco Cat on Swirl a new cat painting

Coco on Swirl  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
Sweet painting day today.  ...and notes to myself on why "Coco on Swirl" works:

Toning the board red for this painting integrated all the colors and made for a nice color harmony. "Edges" where colors are different and values are the same can and sometimes should disappear. Finally,  the "bones show" and it's because I didn't overwork it and that makes it interesting.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bianca and Lilies

Bianca and Lilies  Oil on wood, 11" x 14,"  $495.
Combining floral still life and cats is a fun challenge that continues to be of interest.  Bianca adds just the right amount of sloe-eyed intrigue... and her white back paw cracks me up. Side note: Both calla lilies and limes are toxic to cats, though no cats were harmed in the creation of this painting.  :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Amish Buggy Horse and reception at Gallery + 78th ST Studios

Amish Buggy Horse  Oil on wood, 11" x 14," $545. (This painting is framed.)
Last night's Gallery + reception at 78th ST Studios was well attended. People tell me their cat stories, they show me pictures of their cats. I enjoy it...and dangit, if I don't enjoy talking about my spaztastic cat. (It's what Hugh MacLeod might call  a "social object," but I digress.)  
Beautiful clouds over 78th ST Studios
in Cleveland, OH  last night!
Last night, husband pulled me aside and told me a boy had a question for me.  The boy's family was looking at my paintings.  They looked hip and happy.  (Think: rockstars on vacation in the rustbelt.)  I approached to inquire about the question.  The boy said he liked my 2013 painting "Amish Buggy Horse."  He proceeded to tell a long, sweet and rambling story about learning how to ride a horse at a horse camp, his concern for horses and the particular horse he became attached to.  He described the horse's coloration and markings in detail.  His dad explained that the boy had been heart broken to leave the horse at the end of camp. I never did find out what the question was.  I love my job.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Devious Darla the tuxedo cat with an attitude

Devious Darla  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
Third Friday Open Studios happens on Friday the 17th at 78th ST Studios!  If you are local to Cleveland, please visit me at Gallery + on the first floor.   Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bow Tie Beauty & my nephew has a good vocabulary

Bow Tie Beauty  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," SOLD
My nephews, ages 9 and 11 accompanied me to the shelter recently. Nathan, the eldest pointed to this cat and said he was majestic. Is that cute or what?!  Gotta love the boy with a good vocabulary.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer in Cleveland, OH

Boating on Lake Erie last month.
Well, I feel vaguely negligent for not posting new paintings here lately.  I'm working on a cool side project (that does not involve cats) maybe share it later.  

The moving speck in the graphic above is Husband and I boating on Lake Erie  :) Pictures were captured by the City of Cleveland Water Intake Crib. The water crib is a large, round orange structure located five miles from shore.  It removes and cleans Lake Erie water for city use.  It also shoots live webcam 24/7. Last month it rained like crazy (3rd wettest June on record!)  So, we didn't get on the boat as much as we like...  We typically boat around the water crib and then along the lake front.... On a clear day, the Cleveland skyline can be seen.  
A Cleve bridge, behind the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, floating down Cuyahoga River

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hoeptner Paintings in Magazine Women in Art 278, July, 2015 Issue

Women in Art 278, July, 2015
Women in Art 278 is a quarterly publication promoting art by women around the globe.  I am pleased have a my paintings featured on page 15 of the July, 2015 issue.  The magazine can be viewed online here.   Cover art by Carla Sa Fernandes.
Also, I judged the CFAI "Artist Showdown."  It was difficult and fabulous on many levels.  (not to mention an incredible learning experience)  You can see the winning paintings here. Congratulations to artists Nancy Cuevas, Marilyn Flanegan and Deb Kirkeeide.