Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Honeymooners and winter doldrums

The Honeymooners  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330.
A quick re-post today...  “The Honeymooners"  didn't photograph very well first time around! So, here's a better photo. 
We seem to be takin' a little break here.  I think it's a combination of winter doldrums and flu bug ick  -- oh, and figuring out taxes.  Yeah, no that's no fun.  Mojo, where art thou?! To be continued... and as always, thank you for your interest. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Bean, Coco Puff and Freesias

The Bean  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330.

Coco Bean's claim to fame:  Most painted cat in history, possibly the most photographed as well...  Is it any wonder?!  He's outstanding!
Painting these freesias reminded me how much I enjoy painting flowers.  Maybe try some more flowers again soon. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Two of a Kind, two black sibling kittehs

Two of a Kind  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330.
Whenever I paint more than one animal at a time, I ponder upon their relationship and their personalities. These are siblings and "Two of a Kind," though I'm pretty sure one has a temperamental nature and the other is just as sweet as the day is long. :) Photo reference courtesy of Robyn at Love and Hisses

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Delilah and my love/hate relationship with the fan brush

Delilah  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," Available at Lark and Key
Mighty Torti

Happy with "Delilah." I took a fan brush to the background of this painting which is always a dicey endeavor...  But I think I'm getting a handle on my love/hate relationship with the ever difficult fan brush. Used sparingly with a light touch-it sometimes obeys, lol.   
In other news, my painting, "Mighty Torti" is now available in print form at Fine Art America! Interested?  Here's a link.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Journey and painting cat whiskers, a video

The Journey  Oil on wood, 10" x 8," $410.
Whiskers:  Always painted last, always fussed over.  

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dotty Spots and preparing panels

Dotty Spots  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330.
It is difficult to assess values and colors when painting on a white ground...  When preparing panels, I gesso first then (usually the next day) tone them in various misc. colors...  When it comes time to paint, I try to pick a color that will harmonize with what I'm painting...  My inventory of panels was running low whenever I picked this one. I had feared the magenta would clash with "Dotty Spots"--but it worked out pretty good. 
If you are so inclined, see more work in progress pics and follow me on Instagram here.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Barn Cat and petting goats at Farmpark

Barn Cat   Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330.
...just taking a sleepy ride through the country on the back of a grandfatherly sheep. 
"Barn Cat" is another in my "Beast of Burden" paintings.  I keep coming back to these...  Painting the animals so they look companionable (1) and (2) placing them in a convincing and complimentary landscape is a mighty challenge! Also pictured, handsome husband who accompanied me on a shoot at Farmpark in Kirtland, OH. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sharon the Calico Kitten

Sharon  Oil on wood, 8" x 6,"  SOLD
Calicos present such a dazzling tri color array of patterns and shapes! No two alike, always a fascinating cat to paint. Special thanks to Robyn at Love and Hisses for the photo inspiration.