Sunday, December 9, 2018

Brother's Keeper, Love and Hisses

Brother's Keeper  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
If you notice anything "extra" in today's painting and maybe several to follow, it's thanks to Robyn at Love and Hisses.  Robyn fosters kittens and cats from her beautiful home in Huntsville, AL.  She takes incredible photographs of them, romping, resting and doin' what they do in a relaxed environment. She has honored me with permission to use her photos as painting reference. Thank you, Robyn!! Find more of Robyn's kitty goodness on Facebook and Instagram
"Brother's Keeper" -- I am trying to avoid over blending! It's a hard habit to break. But I made some progress in that regard on this painting.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Lop Eared Bunny

Lop Eared Bunny  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330.

The Cleveland APL has several lovely bunnies up for adoption.  Here's a link to see "other adoptables" at the APL.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Spotted Bunny III and Richeson75 icky brew

Spotted Bunny III  Oil on panel, 8" x 6," SOLD
I feel like some of these little hopping creatures are like aliens from outer space, especially this one. :) 
An update: "Napping Kittens" did not win any awards in the Richeson75 competition. I know I should rejoice in the fact that my painting was a finalist and I do... Also, I thought the judging was fair. Before I saw my competitors paintings, I thought I might win something.  After I saw them (here) I suspected I had about a snowball's chance in hell.  It's an icky brew of envy, wonder and self doubt that creeps in when one sees what other artists are accomplishing! I am competitive. Most of the time though it's all about me, myself and I. I want to do better than I did last time... There is an upside: The painting will be included a hard cover exhibition book.  Surely new eyes will find my work as a result. That's a good upside. It's all good. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

White Bunny and the Richeson75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife Competition

White Bunny  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330.
Woohoo!  My painting "Napping Kittens" is a finalist in the 2018  Richeson75 International "Animals, Birds & Wildlife" Online Competition.  Now to wait (and wait) for award announcements, DEC 1st... :) Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

White Goat

White Goat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!  

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Honeymooners, feathered friends from Farmpark

The Honeymooners  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330.
Feathered friends livin' the good life at Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio. I indulged myself with a sweet piece of equipment recently. The Wacum Intuos Pro...for photo editing. I'm still getting the hang of it, but enjoying it. (Cage bars be gone!)  

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Pinky the pink eyed white bunny

Pinky  Oil on panel, 6" x 8,"  SOLD
I always wanted to paint a pink eyed white bunny. I had one named "Precious" growing up :) 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Black Bunny

Black Bunny  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
A bit of riotous color here, black bunny is blacker in life.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Spotted Bunny II and the AGC 52 Weeks 52 Works Calendar

Spotted Bunny II  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  SOLD
I'm so pleased to have a (cat) painting accepted into the Academy of Graphic Communications (AGC) 52 Weeks 52 Works Annual Desk Calendar. The calendar showcases the work of Northeast Ohio artists and has been published since 2001.  In related news, an exhibit at the Fawick Art Gallery at Baldwin Wallace College will have a selection of the work accepted on exhibit through the end of this month.
I seem to be on a roll with the bunnies this week, one more to go and potentially more after that...  I segregated ALL the bunnies I've ever photographed into one folder.  ...I had more than I thought and it is refreshing to paint a new subject.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Penny a new cat painting

Penny  Oil on panel 6" x 6,"  SOLD
This kitteh seemed rather delicate, I tried to capture that...   
She (and two siblings) are available for adoption at the Cleveland APL