Tag Archives: pastel painting

Featured Artwork: “Mimi in the Formal Garden”, a Special Commission for CWA ~ The Creative Cat

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission. She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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The Swimming Hole on a Hot Summer Afternoon

On a hot summer afternoon out on the trail, there is nothing more refreshing to me than wading into the deeper area of a stream and cooling off. This painting was actually visualized during one of the visits with my great nieces and nephews and I knew I’d have to paint it, but it came […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Franklin, First Draft ~ The Creative Cat

Meet Franklin, the subject of my next portrait. He’s an older boy, 15 years to be exact, and a nice light buff color with yellow-green eyes. I’ve blocked in all the shapes and color areas, and I always love it at this stage; sometimes I’ll actually leave it here, loose and expressive. As long as […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

Meet Oscar! I just delivered this portrait to his people today, a couple who have volunteered and fostered for shelters for decades. He joins two other portraits I’d painted for them of their other cat families. Read more on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

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The Quiet Presence of Water, The Silent Lake

From one of my trips an hour or so north to Presque Isle on Lake Erie, a beach, a horizon with water, and a big sky, I love it, no matter the weather. Storms had passed and left the sky overcast, but just as the sun dropped toward the horizon the light struggled through a […]

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“Taking Flight”, a Special Sale

This finished, matted and framed painting is on sale for $125.00: $100.00 for the painting, $25.00 for the shipping. It’s one of my favorite paintings and from the moment I finished it I’ve always been very proud of it. But I’d like to help it find a new home more quickly, and here is why. […]

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After a Summer Thunderstorm

These daily summer thunderstorms remind me of my painting, “Summer”, painted from a favorite abandoned farm field as a morning thunderstorm cleared over the scene. “Summer” is an abandoned farm field on a high ridge which I passed regularly on the way to work each morning for six years, seen right after an early morning […]

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Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

I just finished this trio of portraits of, Bubba, Lucy and Ethel, three rescued shelter cats adopted from the Petco adoption area where their human volunteered. Read more about these fine felines on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

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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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