Thursday, August 27, 2015


Observer  Oil on wood, 10" x 8,"  $310.
"Observer" is better in life!  I will try to post a better photo of it later.

In other news, I am on a bit of an unplanned hiatus here. 
Hoping to work in more studio/painting time soon.  

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuxi Sees Bird, Not enough time? Repeat this mantra.

Tuxi Sees Bird  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $245.
Too much to do and not enough time...  I've been repeating the mantra:  "Getting it done is more important than getting it perfect" in my head. It applies to laundry, grocery shopping, bill paying and a myriad of mundane tasks that just gotta get done...  This mantra is not ideal for painting, but then time spent painting is nearly never mundane, so there's that.  

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cat and Pigeon and news about an upcoming show in Cleveland

Cat and Pigeon  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $245.
"Art Nouveau Floral"  One
of ten new prints to be
offered at Gallery + Fri.
This Friday, between 5 and 9pm I will be showing a new collection at Gallery + / 78th ST Studios in Cleveland, OH!  "Petals and Purrs!" It's a collection of prints, each hand signed and custom framed. Also offered will be many new originals.  Please visit me and see the new work!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ivory Cosmos now available as a print

Ivory Cosmos  Oil on wood, 14" x 11" SOLD
I've added "Ivory Cosmos" to prints on Fine Art America.  It's a long time favorite and was painted as a commission...  You can order this one as big as 24" x 19"!  Check it out, here.  
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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.