Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Three and Three a sunflower floral still painting

Three and Three  Oil on panel, 12" x 12,"  $555.
Did you know that if you buy enough flower bouquets at Trader Joe's, they'll give you a free bucket of water?  It's true.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Freesias and Bowl

Freesias and Bowl  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
The third and final painting in my give away has flown to Colorado.  :)  Thus the conclusion of my 8 year bloggiversary give away.  Thanks to all subscribers.  New and long time, your interest and input is appreciated.      

Monday, April 25, 2016

Irises and Finch

Irises and Finch  Oil on panel, 10" x 10,"  $430.
A quick update on my painting give away: "Tied Up" was the chosen painting of winner #2 and it will ship to Canada. Winner #3 has been notified that they won "Backyard Daisies," though I haven't heard back from them yet. ...which may mean another random drawing will occur!  I'll keep you posted.
Today's painting took nearly three days to paint...  It's always hard to know when to quit already. The vase is composed of a matte reddish clay with a kind of porcelain like glaze on the bottom.... (a garage sale find) The yellow finch was snagged from Paint my Photo. I really like the shape of the bird and the way the yellow brings the eye all the way around the composition.  Still enjoying the floral with bird combo, maybe a few more... :)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Spring Tulips, also a winner in my give away has been chosen!

Spring Tulips  Oil on canvas, each  18" x 18," both $1450.
"Spring Tulips" from a few years ago...Today, I've been blogging for 8 years.  :)  A winner in my bloggiversary painting give away has been randomly chosen and they have been notified!  I'll keep you posted as additional subscribers are picked and the give away paintings find homes.   Thank you for subscribing, visiting this blog and taking an interest in my art.  
1:39pm EST An update:  "Harlequin" kitty painting was chosen by the first winner and will ship to Texas on Monday, which leaves two paintings.  A second subscriber has been chosen and notified.      

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Holiday Cat I Halloween Coco

Halloween Coco  Oil on panel, 6" x 6," SOLD
File this one under to be continued.  I started a series called Character Cats a little while back... It goes on, but instead of character cats, they're gonna be Holiday Cats. It was fun trying out the new paints on a this one. More to follow as I find time.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A PAINTING GIVE AWAY and today's painting

The Messenger  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  $220.
A reminder!  My painting give away is this Saturday!  But you must be subscribed to this blog to enter.  Three randomly chosen subscribers will win paintings.  If you haven't already subscribed, please do so here.
Today's painting went "back to the drawing board" a few times...  I kept seeing little things I wanted to fix in the photos.  It's Maya again, she's getting a telepathic message from a monarch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Eli, painting of a white cat

Eli  Oil on panel, 6" x 6," SOLD
Love this quote.  :)  
Eli was available for adoption at the Cleveland APL a couple weeks ago, happily he's been adopted.  A volunteer there told me Spring usually ushers in many kittens.  This is a great time to visit the shelter and find a companion.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Invitation to Play, painting of white cat

Invitation to Play  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  SOLD
Coco has a new toy.  It's a scratchpad, sprinkle a little catnip on it and he's in heaven scratching and rolling about.  Watching cats play never gets old!  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

It's my 8 Year Bloggiversary and I'm giving away paintings!

Give Away Painting 1
"Tied Up"  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  Subscribe now to win!
Give Away Painting 2
"Harlequin"  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  Subscribe now to win!
Give Away Painting 3
"Backyard Daisies"  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  Subscribe now to win!
Saturday, April 23rd marks 8 years blogging my art.  Time for a painting give awaaaay!!

I can hardly believe it's been that long.  Making paintings is a great joy.  It can also be tedious, lonely and all things in between.  But you dear reader are what makes sharing them fun.  Knowing you are there means so much.  Those of you who actively engage and reply and/or comment are the bee's knees. For real. If you are reading this post from your inbox, thank you.  (You are entered to win.)

Three paintings will be given away to celebrate!  See above. Two subscribers will win their choice of paintings.  The third will receive the last painting left. 

The 1st drawing will occur this Saturday, April 23rd. Only subscribers to this blog are eligible. New to this blog? Subscribe now!  You will be entered to win!  

Of note:  Randomly chosen subscribers will have 8 hours to reply to the email notification before another name is picked.  If you don't read your emails, you is out of luck. Them's the rules.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Taz, a cat painting

Taz  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
One more commission:  Taz passed away in January.  He was the beloved pet of a dear friend's brother and his wife.