Category Archives: charcoal

A Special Gift for the Cat Guy in Your Life

In 2010 a friend and customer Carolyn said she’d like to commission me to create a portrait of her brother-in-law and his cat as a gift for his retirement from 40 years of teaching high school biology. The cat, Simba, was a great love of Fred, and had been for all Simba’s 17 years at […]

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A Nice Pile of Clean Warm Socks

“Oh, thank you,” said Mr. Sunshine as he happily squinted and stepped into the pile of socks I was sorting and folding. “This is just…so nice…purrrrfect,” he said as he began purring loudly and kneading slowly and thoughtfully with both front paws. Cats and laundry just go together as if the laundry basket had a […]

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#30PaintingsIn30Days Review, #30in30

Well, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a painting for each of the 30 days, but I did 14 new paintings, and they were 14 ideas I’d been wanting to paint for a while, so I consider that a success, for me. I had five more planned, but things get in […]

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Curving Tracks, #30in30 Day Five

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 5. I took this photo a few years ago from an overpass and always wanted to sketch it in charcoal. The graceful curve of the tracks in any season, because I admire it all the […]

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A Small and Simple Portrait, “Chloe”

This portrait is a break from the usual larger, full-color and highly detailed portraits, just to share a little moment and focus on the expression, the face, the most-remembered part of just about any creature we love, human or animal. I had a number of photos, but none were close-up enough but this pose, though […]

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October Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Bella Birdwatching”

So Bella is an avid birdwatcher. She spends long hours by the big north window watching the birds at the feeder. I spend long hours studying her profile while she does so. I decided to finally sketch her and thought of the toned paper with white and black charcoal, and I also added a bit […]

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Catamount Brushmore, a Monument to Four Noble Cats

Catamount Brushmore prints are made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper, Cold Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas, and the original art is still available as well. ABOUT THE ARTWORK ABOUT THE ARTWORK I mean no disrespect to these four presidents, but when I looked down from my computer screen at the […]

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