Saturday, September 21, 2019

This blog has moved!

It's hard to imagine ten years has gone by since I started this blog.  How time flies! This blog will always be very important to me.

I want to thank everyone who ever commented, subscribed, linked to or otherwise participated here.  It's appreciated, understatement.  

You are invited to visit the new blog which is part of a newly designed website

As I get rolling on the new site, more of my paintings will become available there.  All the best to you!  Tootles!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Cat and Bluebird

Cat and Bluebird  Oil on panel, 10" x 8,"  SOLD
This one is special for Lark & Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC! "Plumage" opens August 1st and runs through September 27th. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

June 2019 Your Cat Magazine Features Diane Hoeptner Cat Paintings

My paintings featured in "Your Cat Magazine" June issue!
Britain's best selling cat magazine has done story on moi!  "Your Cat Magazine" featured five of my paintings in the June issue! Ha, it took a minute for my sample to arrive in Ohio, but I'm happy to finally share it with you!  
I have two group shows approaching for which I will be painting new work.  One will include a bird, one a tomato...  More on those soon... Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Kitten Siblings I

Kitten Siblings I  Oil on panel, 10"x8,"  SOLD
Kittens!  Lots of kittens at the shelter- Maybe paint a few before coming back to whatever wavelength I was on last week... :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sits Alone

Sits Alone  Oil on panel, 10" x 10,"  NFS
When painting begets more painting, you know you hit the sweet spot. It's not like these are a radical departures from anything I've done before? But they are different/fresh enough to inspire new ideas for future compositions. (Originally thought this would be 10x8 with a cat looking directly at viewer, sketch included!) 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Balance, white cat on a rope painting

Balance  Oil on panel, 10" x 10,"  NFS
I had the idea for three paintings... Ideas were promptly sketched (before they evaporated into the ether, as ideas will do doncha know.)  Including the sketch for "Balance." Two down and maybe another to follow. I'm especially pleased with the color harmony in this one, it's better in life! 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

White Maine Coon II

White Maine Coon II  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
White cats with one blue eye and one green are often referred to as "odd eyed." Did you know all kittens are born with blue eyes? I vaguely remember Coco having blue eyes-- The guy living upstairs from me at the time had a Blue Russian and he thought Coco might be one too. Considering the patchwork quilt of lovelies my kitteh was the first to leave, it seemed unlikely. Hope you're enjoying the long weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Stow Away, is this a Devon Rex?

The Stow Away  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  NFS
If I had to guess, based on head shape and curly fur, Devon Rex? This painting is part of a series called "Eye on Butterfly."

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

New Toy

New Toy  Oil on panel, 8" x 10,"  NFS
More than a few wipes and repaints with this one...  Second time around painting this shelter cat