Category Archives: Illustration

February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 4: The Woman’s Hour Graphic

Yes, I did jump backward a day; “Greenhouse Gerberas” was my art for Day 5. I designed this set of graphics on that day but waited until my customer, my local public library, was ready to distribute them to share them here. These images are part of my commercial art. For me, all creative efforts […]

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Klepto Cat Book Cover No. 40, “Meow and Forever”

I love the cover illustrations that have a full scene and contains lots of details that provide clues, but I also love painting cat portraits because I love the close-up study of each feline. This cover kind of filled both of those descriptions. Read more about this cover and other in this series on The […]

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A Book Cover Illustration: Klepto Cat Book Cover No. 39, “A Purrfectly Perilous Plot”

As soon as Patricia described the plot of book 38 in the Klepto Cat Mystery Series I visualized exactly what it would look like. I used reference photos from many of my own cat photos as well as the curtain, stage and audience at a performance at my local public library. Read more on The […]

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Featured Artwork: Klepto Cat Book Cover No. 33, “The Secret Claws” ~ The Creative Cat

Book 33 of the Klepto Cat Mysteries is out, and this is the cover. The story involves a vacation place, a little church in the mountains, and a bunch of keys that end up pointing to bad behavior by several people involved. Of course, Rags runs circles around the humans and figures it all out. […]

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February 2018 #30PaintingsIn30Days Review

I jumped into this painting challenge when it was halfway through, and even at the best of times a new painting every other day is about as much as I can do. I had planned on participating but found out about the cat show February 10-11 and decided to sign up as a vendor. I […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 16: Illustration

It’s been a little difficult to keep up with posting daily paintings but I am actually working on some artwork each day, including commissions and gifts, which I can’t post right away, and ongoing portraits, which don’t get done in a day. But as the month goes on I can post some of those commissioned […]

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Tiffany and Rags, #30in30, Day 18

This is a little confusing for me because I’m skipping book number 20 in this series, and this is the cover for book number 21. I’m counting the cover painting I did as part of my “30 Paintings in 30 Days” painting, for day 18, so up we go with these two kitties and their […]

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Something A Little Different, A Book Cover Illustration

Along with my fine art, I’ve also been a commercial artist, graphic designer, illustrator and professional writer for my entire career. I am working on the cover for book number 19 for author Patricia Fry, and I regularly feature these covers on The Creative Cat. The most recent one I’m featuring there is cover number […]

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