Tag Archives: pastel painting

Let’s Go For A Ride

When I was little I remember hearing, “Let’s go for a ride”. This meant going for a ride in the car to look at things, to see new places, and just to get out of the house, but usually it was to drive along country roads to look at the scenery. Funny how just riding […]

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A Bend in the Road, a Moment in June

In early June, on a lovely sunny day just about noon, I was leaving a morning event and on errands traveling the back roads just for fun, knowing this narrow back road had some wonderful spots. Here is one of them, “A Bend in the Road”. We never know what’s around that bend in the […]

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June Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: White Cat Reflecting

Download your June feline desktop wallpaper calendar, and register for an account on Portraits of Animals to order a free print of this painting. Read more on The Creative Cat: June Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: White Cat Reflecting ~ The Creative Cat

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June Nature Desktop Calendar: Dusk After the Storm

June is the month when Chartiers Creek is still running high enough for a good canoe trip. It’s also a month for storms as summer heat moves in. A storm overtook us as we paddled canoes and kayaks down Chartiers Creek one evening. We took out and watched it from among trees on the bank […]

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My Award, Your Win, “Allegro Moderato”

Awards were announced in the Cat Writers’ Association 2018 Communications Contest on Saturday, May 18, during the three-day conference in St. Louis. I didn’t get to go to the conference and missed not only the awards banquet but also the speakers and seminars, networking, meeting with editors and seeing all the other cat writers and […]

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Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989 ~ The Creative Cat

This sketch was among my four first pastels, painted in 1989. I remember studying the highlights on Allegro’s fur, and the light outside the window and on the wall, with the deep shadows. I’ve added it to my gallery of feline artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989

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Along the Trail in “Spring Woods”

Off in the woods in early spring to photograph the fresh new wildflowers, I love the woods itself, damp, muddy, brown and green, the sunshine suddenly muted by young leaves, the very air a pale green, the water far below running fast with spring rains. This trail is the one I walk to photograph most […]

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Looking Out on “Spring”

Sally looks out over a blooming yard to a deep spring landscape of Western Pennsylvania. “Spring” is the first of a quartet of paintings I was commissioned to paint to fit into a handmade frame featuring each of the four seasons. My customer loved white cats, and wanted to feature a white cat in there […]

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Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

When I finished adding all the little black outlines and stood back to get a good look at the whole painting, my heart skipped a beat. Read more about this unique custom portrait on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

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Spring Cleaning, a Little Magic and Memories in the Air

I regularly passed the backyard of an old farmhouse near me, and was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then as I slowed down I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject. That hazy spring sunlight with long shadows on […]

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