Category Archives: Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

November Nature Desktop Calendar: Squashes

ABOUT THE ART I had painted “Green Apples” earlier that year, and the woman who purchased it decided that she would like two paintings for the spot, identical in size, matting and framing and perhaps style. We discussed several subjects, but as the summer waned and she mentioned golds and earth tones, I knew it […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and October Desktop Calendar: Olivia and Archie

Meet Olivia and Archie, two cats who star in a cozy cat mystery, and this is the illustration for the cover. Two pretty gingery cats and some yellow-orange sunflowers, what could be more autumnal than that? Read more and download your October Desktop calendar on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and October Desktop Calendar: Olivia […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Swimming in Gold

October 2020 was the most incredibly beautiful autumn in many years. Ironically, because of the pandemic, I had the time to run around to the woods and trails and parks to photograph as much as I could, and it was a fairly safe thing to do in that time. And the time was perfect to […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at the Window

This is my one and only (so far) acrylic painting featuring a cat. Here’s the story of “Namir at the Window”. And you can sign up for a free account on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net and choose a free matted print of this artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Sunset, Moonset

Sometimes the moon follows the sun over the edge, especially as it did this summer evening after storms cleared. The lower sky was layered with clouds in all colors, wispy, puffy blended as if I’d put my finger up there and moved the pigments around. the half moon had risen earlier in the day and […]

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Summer Back Road

“Let’s go for a ride!” Back in the 60s in homes with no air conditioning, a mid-summer car ride on a country road with all the windows open was a real treat. Funny how just riding around and looking at things was a regular form of entertainment, even in the early days of television. Ice […]

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and April Desktop Calendar: Two Cats After van Gogh 10th Anniversary

  It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme and style that’s stayed with me for over […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: From the Ground Up

I followed my little black cat Mimi into my neighbor’s yard, just across the fence line, no fence, from our yard, and looked up at the tall maple tree that I see out my back windows all the time. What a great view, all those colors and shapes and little bits of sky, I guess […]

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Featured Artwork and March Desktop Calendar: Tri-color Girls Settling Down for a Nap – The Creative Cat

I’m so excited to introduce a new painting, one I’ve been wanting to paint for 15 years, and I’m late in posting my featured artwork and calendar this month because I insisted on finishing it for this month. Well, goals are good, especially when they help you get a painting done! They may be well-camouflaged […]

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