Author Archives: Bernadette

July Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Swirling Bath ~ The Creative Cat

Download your July feline desktop calendar for computers and mobile devices, and register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of “Swirling Bath”. Read more about it on The Creative Cat: July Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Swirling Bath

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Headed for the Beach in the Evening

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. But it’s evening and I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight. After the first time I visited the beach I discovered that […]

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Garden Jewels

A female rubythroat peruses purple irises. There was plenty of red and pink in a friend’s garden, but I guess she decided to try a different flavor. Get a print of this artwork Register for an account and get a free matted print The featured artwork also becomes one of the New Member Gifts for […]

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My Neighbor’s Laundry, A Summer Thing

I do have a thing for laundry. This is one of several paintings featuring or including laundry. This could be anywhere, but Carnegie really is a place where people still use their backyards to hang laundry, including me. And it really is my neighbor’s laundry in the back yard on a lovely summer morning. I […]

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Feline Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

I had another stash of vintage cigar boxes in reserve and decided it was time to make some new keepsakes from them. Because I was preparing for Hearts and Paws last weekend, the first group of keepsakes were all feline designs and those are the ones I feature here. I’m working on the flower designs […]

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After a Summer Thunderstorm

These daily summer thunderstorms remind me of my painting, “Summer”, painted from a favorite abandoned farm field as a morning thunderstorm cleared over the scene. “Summer” is an abandoned farm field on a high ridge which I passed regularly on the way to work each morning for six years, seen right after an early morning […]

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Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

I just finished this trio of portraits of, Bubba, Lucy and Ethel, three rescued shelter cats adopted from the Petco adoption area where their human volunteered. Read more about these fine felines on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

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Headed for the Beach

Seagulls are rarely this organized, but they certainly looked amusing marching in unison. Really, I wouldn’t mind at all if I was marching with them on the beach. Taken on Hilton Head Island, SC when I visited my niece and her children who live in Savannah. Get a print of this photo

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New Feline Tile Designs

Working from the tiles I made several months ago, I’ve made new feline tile designs in new sizes, shapes and styles featuring some of my favorite feline artwork for you to enjoy, to use to set down your iced tea or coffee, protect and decorate a countertop or hang on a wall like small paintings. […]

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A New Display, and New Things

With all the new gift items I’ve been making I needed to modify my vendor display. I tried out a new layout this past weekend at the Hearts & Paws Pet Fair that included two sets of shelves and it just about perfectly fit all the small things I had to display. I had decided […]

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