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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Suburban Warrior story of a domesticated cat

Suburban Warrior  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
The "Suburban Warrior" spends countless hours in pursuit of sparrows and the occasional cricket. He keeps careful surveillance on neighboring cats...but prefers his own company.  A vast expanse of a sun kissed driveway conjures nirvana, though when weather threatens he will hastily retreat to his human's shelter.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bertrand and the Butterfly a new cat painting

Bertrand and the Butterfly  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
I went to the shelter this afternoon for a photo shoot and my lovely kitteh models were missing.  Most of the cages were empty and the lights in the playrooms were off....  Baffled, I asked a volunteer "where's the kitties?"  She said there had been a special on adoptions last weekend and they had adopted out almost all of them!  Confirmation via the Cleveland Animal Protective League twitter feed:
This is incredible!  I'll be curious to see how long it takes the facility to fill up again...  But how wonderful to know all those cats found homes.  Maybe it's time for another photo session at the zoo...   I'd post a link to "Bertrand" profile but he's been adopted too.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inquisitor at Lord Nelson's Gallery, Gettysburg, PA

Inquisitor  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  Reserved
I am honored to have my work represented in an upcoming exhibit at Lord Nelson's Gallery in Gettysburg, PA. The gallery has been in business for over 24 years and is located in the James Gettys Hotel in the heart of downtown Gettysburg. The exhibit will showcase the well known and loved dog paintings of John Weiss and bronze sculptures by Wayne Hyde.  Both John and Wayne will be in attendance November 28th and the 29th.  Five of my new cat paintings and exactly one sparrow (see above!) will be on exhibit through the end of the year.  If you are local to Southern Pennsylvania, this is a show you will not want to miss.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Suspect a new cat painting

Second Suspect  Oil on wood  10" x 10"  NFS
I'm having a few creative hiccups here, sometimes making art can feel too much like work.  Oh, the horror.  I was advised by a friend to paint something familiar and "easy."  Coco-cat!  I am satisfied with this painting, though leery of declaring myself healed of hiccups.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

One Down Floral Still Life Painting

One Down  Oil on wood  6" x 6"  $155.
"One Down" is a favorite from 2012...  I had been trying to capture Coco kitteh's likeness, it hadn't gone well so the next day I painted tulips instead.

A bit of good news, "Cat & Butterfly V" won 3rd place in the October Daily Paintworks monthly contest.  Congratulations to Naomi Hughes and Irina Cumberland for placing 1st and 2nd.  Also a heartfelt thanks to judge, Kara Bigda.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Eye on Sparrow + unsolicited painting advice

Eye on Sparrow  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
So glad I painted today...  "Eye on Sparrow" was just the ticket to get myself back in the game.   If you have a bad painting day, heed this advice: Distract yourself right away, do not wallow.  Read a good book, do some recreational shopping or clean the cabinet under the sink. Most importantly, paint again, soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bad painting day & good kitty named George

George the cat, a photo

Today I painted a black cat named George...  Had you visited this blog earlier, you would have seen the painting.  I thought it was ok...  I had accidentally splashed water on it and had to fix it and the photo of it was less than stellar.  Anyway, I took myself shopping to shake off the experience.  When I came back I realized the painting was a complete fail and it had to go.  George however stays.  He would be a great companion.   He waits for adoption at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Should you be interested in adopting him, here's a link to his info on the APL website.