Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tulip Trio

Tulip Trio Oil on wood, 8" x 6,"  $255.
My dear mother came over to put some much needed order on a flower bed by the side of the house.. She brought, gloves and her amazing gardening expertise. (which is good because I am pretty much clueless.) It will be interesting to see what comes out of the dirt now that it's been cleared and fertilized. also, a few teeny daffodils comin' up in the side yard, picture included.  

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fascination and black squirrels in my yard!

Fascination  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330.
A quick re-post of recently re-photographed "Fascination." 
Also today, black squirrels in my yard! :) If you've never seen one, they're just like regular squirrels except for coloration (though they seem quicker?!) Black squirrels were originally introduced in Kent, OH by a Kent State University grounds superintendent. He and a friend acquired them in Canada. The squirrels flourished and eventually made their way from Kent to these parts.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Tilda and the Bird

Tilda and the Bird  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  SOLD
One of the most photogenic cats at the shelter. Ever! Though I've only painted her once before here. She's not gonna take a swipe if you're wondering. :)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Feathered Friend and a new tagline

Feathered Friend  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  SOLD
Another for my Eye on Bird series. I found a book of bird clip art, it's loaded with birds of all kinds...  Most likely separated from larger illustrations on vintage greeting cards and decorative items. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to make the illustrated bird look "real" enough, another Eye on Bird painting tomorrow!
Do you like my new tagline? "The Art of What Sets Cats Apart" is a bit more memorable than the old "(fe)line, shape & color," me thinks... 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Freshman, painting of a Tuxedo Cat

Freshman  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
My apologies for the glare on photo of this painting!  The light is so unpredictable this time of the year... I've had to resort to artificial lighting (two spotlights) on either side of a photo tent-- for picture taking.  Must re-photograph this one after it has dried.  It's better in life! 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Aztec, painting of a white cat

Aztec  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
This sweet cat waits for adoption at the Cleveland APL.
I took liberties with regards to her appearance. No idea what the abrasions(?) on her neck are from. The APL does a great job rehabilitating sick and injured animals.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sawyer and a mention in Western Art Collector Magazine

Sawyer  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Art collectors Byron and Keely Lewis were featured in the April issue of Western Art Collector magazine. The feature, titled "A Convergence of Collections" showcases their beautiful home and art collection. The couple is very active in cat rescue organizations and I am lucky to call them collectors. Especially thrilling, my name was mentioned in the article. :)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Going With It and a blast from the past

Going With It  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330.
I can't seem to photograph this painting without getting glare, sorry!  Posting it anyway, better to post than not...  I've been working on a side project that requires looking up my old press. 

Was I ever so young and dewy?? I remember the day the photo was taken. I had been painting "multiple originals" for a company that sold to health and hospitality industries...  (also working at Square as a digital artist for video games) The company sent a photographer to my apartment in Playa del Rey to get a bio pic... It was very exciting...  how time flies.
More paintings soon, thanks for reading. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019