Thursday, April 16, 2015

Deep Slumber

Deep Slumber  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Did you know cats sleep 16-20 hours a day?!  They are most active during twilight hours when predatory instincts kick in and energy is used for hunting, pouncing and stalking.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Serena painting of peaceful blue eyed white cat

Serena  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
The lavender shadow in front of "Serena" was a dramatic last minute fix..   Previous shadow color was greenish umber and it didn't compliment the overall color harmony or her particular colors.  Funny how a little tweak like that can make such a difference!
Just a reminder, if you are local to Cleveland, OH:  This Friday is 3rd Friday at 78th ST Studios. Please stop in, see my new paintings and say hi!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Win this floral still life painting, April 23rd.

Morris was Here  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  2010

A floral still life will be included in my painting give away that happens April 23rd. 

The title, "Morris was Here" alludes to the William Morris pattern on the tablecloth. I love this painting and will someday paint more like it...

You can enter to win it by subscribing to this blog. Three subscribers will be randomly chosen to win a free painting soon, so subscribe today!! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Giving away "Bronson" for my 7 year blogiversary!

"Bronson" to be given away April 23rd.
This "Bronson" painting is titled as such because I'm pretty sure if Charles Bronson was a cat, he'd look exactly like this cat.  

I mean look at him! He's not playin'. That's some bad a$$ catitude.  

"Bronson" will be part of my 7 year blogiversary painting give away on April 23rd.  

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Darby, a painting of a cat that will be given away, free!

"Darby"  Oil on wood, 8" x 8"
It's my annual give away!
Wow, this blog is almost seven years old...  Time sure does fly!

How about a painting give away to celebrate?!  I decided to give away three paintings this year instead of one.   So, your chances of winning are dramatically improved!  :)  

"Darby" is the first of the three. Only subscribers are eligible to win. Please take a moment to subscribe, here.  The winner's will be randomly selected on my blogiversary, April 23rd.  (The first subscriber picked will have first choice on all three.  Second one gets choice on two and hopefully the third name picked will be happy with whatever is left!)  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Queen of Cats, character cat no. 4 and why am I painting these?

Queen of Cats  Oil on wood  8" x 8,"  SOLD
I've been on a bit of a detour lately. "Character Cats" is a self imposed assignment. I am taking a stab at more commercial cat art. (and having some fun with it too, btw.) My plan is to paint ten of them (over time.)  ...and then pick the top four and re-work those into something resembling some kind of product art. Either for children's wall decor, use on calendars or cigarette cartons. Kidding. Obviously the details aren't ironed out. The plan is subject to change, most likely without notice. Like a lot of artists, I tend to juggle projects, I thought a clarification was in order. I will share all! Hope it's entertaining at the very least.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuxedo Clown, character cat no. 3

Carnie Cat  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $245.
As the eldest cat on the carnival circuit, he takes his job very seriously but "Carnie Cat" is all clown. He tips things over and performs stop motion antics to the delight of crowds far and wide.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Shorthair Pirate, character cat no. 2

Shorthair Pirate  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
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.