Tag Archives: cat sketches

We Were Listening to Granados, de Falla and Rodrigo

If you don’t know your Spanish classical guitar composers, now is your chance. I was listening to them while I painted this, but it could also be that Fromage was listening to them when I took the photo of her while visiting her family on Easter four years ago. I got to see my former […]

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Mewsette’s Blue Nap Note Cards, and What She and Giuseppe Thought of My Art

“Mewsette’s Blue Nap” is a loose watercolor I painted in indigo blue on watercolor paper. When I paint them I cover the paper in more or less her silhouette, leaving little gaps of white and adding heavier coverage where there are shadows. Then I work into the silhouette while wet for the mid range tones, […]

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Colorful Kelly, a Little Surprise of Color

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk, I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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“Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. […]

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March Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Chocolate Bath

It’s a little painting of a little black cat. I love to paint Mimi, I think because she is so self-aware and nearly all her poses are graceful and inspiring. Possibly it’s just because I love her so much. Black cats have many colors in their fur. The warm sun shows off Mimi’s mahogany highlights […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 23: Chocolate Bath

It’s a little painting of a little black cat. I love to paint Mimi, I think because she is so self-aware and nearly all her poses are graceful and inspiring. Possibly it’s just because I love her so much. Black cats have many colors in their fur. The warm sun shows off Mimi’s mahogany highlights […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Kitty Love” Picture Frames

I made a set of these last year and only have one left. This year I changed the cat silhouette and added a few new colors—for Valentine’s Day, of course! The art is “Mimi en Silhouette” as the cat shape. I named this design in French because it’s an homage to Theophile Steinlen’s style  and […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Heart Cat” Decorative Dishes

The “Heart Cat” decorative dish design is based on a favorite Valentine card, “You Are My Heart Cat”, which in turn is based on a photo I took in 2009 of one of their heart-shaped hugs. It’s another of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

“Big Nap” decorative dishes, based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. They are one of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as […]

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Hot off the Worktable: A New Color for “Back to Front” Pendants

“Back to Front in Black With Gold” is one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as well as for general sale. It’s a black polymer clay medallion with my brush pen illustration “Back to Front” stamped on the front. It’s complete with black jump ring and black flocked cord, hot […]

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