Tag Archives: cats

Stripes, Sleeping, a Sketch and Memory

This is a daily sketch from many years ago, at another time when I did daily sketches. Stanley settled on the pillow on the Recamier for his after-breakfast nap and I simply grabbed my pencil and sketchbook and swung around in my desk chair and got it down on paper. I’m so glad, because more […]

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January Light, and Darling Clementine

January light is so beautiful, the sun still at a low angle streaming into windows and doors, the days often overcast and the brilliant warm yellow sunlight a respite, and this is what has Namir transfixed in the stream of sun that washes in the back door in winter—and probably a few birds bobbing about […]

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See Me at the Steel City Kitties Cat Show February 10-11

If there’s a cat show in town, I should be there, right? I’m thrilled to be able to make it to the Steel City Kitties Cat Show this year. February 10 and 11, 2018 Monroeville Convention Center 209 Mall Plaza Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146 The Steel City Kitties is a non-profit CFA registered cat club […]

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Winter Sunbath, Warm Spots on the Coldest Days

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994, and it’s been on my mind all this time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so much Allegro in his quiet, […]

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January Feline Desktop Calendar: Cool Morning Bath

Mimi twisted and turned in the diffuse morning light at the door, all those delicate shades reflecting warmer on the floor, cooler on her, but still all in greens and blues and a very pale yellow, the light swirling around her. I liked this sketch a lot a year ago when I painted it in […]

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Rescues From Newborn Kittens to Seniors: Pittsburgh C.A.T. 2018 Calendar

Someday we hope the cycle of abandoned cats and kittens dwindles to where we’re not needed, but for now our goal is to rescue every cat from abandonment, neglect and abuse, give them all care necessary, and find a new loving home for them. Many of our rescues are litters of kittens born outdoors to […]

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Quiet Time in the Studio

After the crazy hours getting ready for the holidays and the mess I made up here, it’s nice to clean it up, get back to artwork and enjoy some quiet times in the studio while Mimi, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine nap by the window. “Studio Morning Shift” was another such painting from this past January […]

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A Commissioned Portrait Certificate as a Gift

They may be prizewinners or bedraggled street survivors, but no matter—each is precious and fills our lives with joy. And our animal companions were meant to be shared; we can spend hours recounting memorable moments to fellow pet companions, sharing images on social networks, our phones overloaded with photos. Animals are fascinating and beautiful, and […]

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Holiday Open House Studio Sale

Holiday Open House Studio Sale art and photography on the walls plus handmade gift items December 16 and 17, 2017 Noon to 5:00 p.m. 315 Sixth Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106 Having my car in repairs for two months this autumn put a big damper on getting to gift shows and events for the holidays so […]

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Stars of Wonder, Serious and Silly

We don’t really celebrate any one tradition for the winter holidays, but we enjoy sharing traditions of all our friends. I had created the six-pointed star as part of an invitation I designed for a non-denominational holiday musical celebration a few years ago. It could have been that, while I worked on that design on […]

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