June Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Leaves and Shadows”

I wanted something cool and leafy for June. I always think of this month, the whole month, as the beginning of summer, before it gets hot and humid, when the trees are just barely in full leaf and everything is green and the sky is blue. I’ve been waiting to use “Leaves and Shadows” as a desktop calendar since last year when “In Afternoon Sun” edged over, but I knew there would be another chance. I’m very happy to present this art this month.

Here I’m trying to catch my impression of Jelly Bean on the table by Cat TV, where the leaves from the lilac flutter and the sun comes in at an angle, a little bit of leaf patterning and shadows. The scene itself is actually much darker than this but I wanted to capture the sense of light so I used the transparency of watercolor to its best ability. Bean is napping, and facing away from the window his face is in shadow while his back disappears in highlight.

Sometimes it comes out pretty much as I visualized. This tiny painting was a total joy.

Where to find this artwork

“Leaves and Shadows” is available as a framed original sketch and a variety of digital, giclee and canvas prints, greeting card and note cards. You can find the framed painting and prints on Portraits of Animals as well.

Current New Member Print

You might notice that my new website, Portraits of Animals, has gifts for those who sign up for an account. Right now Current New Member Gifts are all prints from all of my galleries.

As part of this program, the monthly featured artwork and desktop calendar will always be one of the choices, so that means the current artwork, “Leaves and Shadows New Member Gift”, will only be available as one of the monthly prints until June 31. On July 1, that will be replaced with the July featured artwork.

An Anniversary Too

With this desktop calendar I am beginning my fifth year of presenting monthly desktop calendars with my artwork. Little did I know that when I began as an experiment with “Peaches and Peonies” in June 2012 just to see how well it went over that I’d really still be choosing at and designing a digital calendar for each month. I enjoy it now as much as I did four years ago. Thank you for using my calendars and enjoying my art!


This month’s desktop calendar

I’ve worked this image into a desktop calendar for you to enjoy and use for the entire month. If these sizes don’t work for your device, or if you have problems, please let me know. Often I can troubleshoot the reason an image won’t download or won’t load on your device, but if I just can’t figure it out I can just email it to you and hope that works.

How to download and use your desktop calendar

  1. Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
  2. For desktop computers and laptops, right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.
  3. For mobile devices, download the image to your gallery then choose it as your wallpaper—this is slightly different on all devices.

Horizontal and HD monitors and screens

"Leaves and Shadows" desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

“Leaves and Shadows” desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

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Square monitors and screens

“Leaves and Shadows” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

“Leaves and Shadows” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

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Small Mobile Devices and Tablets

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"Leaves and Shadows" desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.

“Leaves and Shadows” desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.

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Cell Phones and Smartphones

"Leaves and Shadows" desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.

“Leaves and Shadows” desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.


Take a look at other featured artwork and desktop calendar posts.

Each month I feature a piece of feline artwork from the archives to the present day, discuss its history and process, and set it up as a free downloadable desktop calendar for just about every electronic device available.


See other feline artwork in My Cats gallery and in Feline Artwork gallery.

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