Holiday Greetings from the Backyard Birds

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

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Hot off the Worktable: Ornaments!

Today’s project as I work my way toward the holidays—ornaments! “Dusk in the Woods” and “Star of Wonder” are on thin 4″ polymer clay disks, one handpainted and one with an image transfer, ready with hanging hooks for decoration this holiday season. These are another idea I’ve been carrying around for quite some time, including […]

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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Marketplace: “Star of Wonder” Holiday Gifts and Decorations ~ The Creative Cat

This glass votive is etched by hand and finished with a clear label I printed from my artwork “Star of Wonder”. It’s made from a purchased cube-shaped glass vase 3.25″ in each dimension and comes with an LED tea light. I posted this item on The Creative Cat and wanted to share it here as […]

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Give the Gift of Artwork, 25% Discount on All Original Art

Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for autumn I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but […]

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Commissioned Feline Portrait: Minnie

Almost 20 years ago some little girls holding a basket of kittens knocked on the door. They said their father was going to drown the kittens so they wanted to find them all homes! The woman who answered the door decided she could adopt one and chose the little calico. She had considered another kitten, […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Has someone decorated the bare trees for the holidays? Yes, Mother Nature! I took this photo on a similarly gray day and those colorful little apples looked as if they glowed and the bare branches had a wonderful silvery cast. Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful […]

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Tis Almost the Seasons for Feline-themed Holiday Cards

From handmade to printed I have a selection of feline-themed cards inspired by my evolving family of felines. All cards are designed from my photographs and paintings which you can purchase individually, as a mixed set or a set of all the same design. In addition to my commercially-printed cards I also have two designs […]

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“Safe” in Plain Sight

All summer long the deer are pretty well camouflaged by all the leaves and dappled shadows from the trees. But suddenly most of the leaves have fallen, yet the deer think they are still well hidden. It’s kind of funny. That was where the idea for this painting “Safe” originated. Though they nibble on some […]

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Leafy Coasters to Enjoy in Winter

So many leaves are gone—where did the color go? Keep a few handy with coasters made from real leaves. Though these coasters were inspired for a summer event, it was really autumn I had in mind. I’d always loved the white patina on terra cotta clay pieces and my little experiment in reproducing that look […]

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