Category Archives: Medium

25% Off Select Original Feline Artwork

Six original feline artwork paintings and five block prints are discounted 25% with discount code ORIGINALART25 through February 28, 2023. Why spend extra money on an original when a print looks nice enough? Looking at the original artwork that was done by hand is very different from looking at a print. I’m careful with preparing […]

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“Light Into Darkness” Exhibit Submissions

The North Hills Art Center is hosting a themed exhibit, Light Into Darkness, to benefit local non-profit Veterans Leadership Program. I dropped off my artwork earlier this week. The opening is February 11, and if you’re local stop by for some wine and cheese and some really beautiful art from what I saw of the […]

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Featured Artwork and February Desktop Calendar: Purple Cats, Red Blanket – The Creative Cat

    Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of “Purple Cats, Red Blanket” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and February Desktop Calendar: Purple Cats, Red Blanket

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Winter Sunset, After Rothko

It’s actually the sunset reflected on the eastern horizon, but I guess it could be the western sky as well. It’s from memory, not from life or from a photo, but it’s something I visualized when I’d looked at the horizon at sunset out my back window, a clear cold cloudless sky and deep shadow […]

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A Framed Print of “Blue and Yellow”

I like wide mats around small paintings, especially highly detailed small paintings. It helps to isolate them so there is less visual competition, and it makes something small seem like a bigger deal. The person who purchased the original of this painting didn’t want the original 16″ x 16″ white frame and mat. I chose […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Fanny

Here’s a portrait I finished at the beginning of December. Fanny’s person received a portrait gift certificate for Mothers Day so she could get a portrait of her sweet Fanny, a little Bombay kitty. I had several photos of Fanny to work with and some very active and cute poses, like sitting up on her […]

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“Woods Reader” Includes My Paintings, Essays and Other Interesting Content

In 2018 I submitted for publication a few of my paintings and their stories to nature-themed magazines and websites. Woods Reader responded with interest and in 2019 they published “The Rope Swing”. In 2014 when I imagined organizing an exhibit of landscapes I’d on sketched and painted on, and of, the Panhandle Trail, this image […]

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Stark Winter Sun on a “Dead End” Street

I love snowy winter scenes, blue morning shadows or brilliant sunsets, snowfall, surprise bits of color. Winter has long been my biggest inspiration for landscape painting. And I also love a row of houses in the sun without snow, the bare trees, the long shadows, and this dead end street has so many familiar elements. […]

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Summer and Winter in Exhibit Submissions

It’s the first art call of 2023: I dropped off submissions at the North Hills Art Center for an exhibit at Northland Library. It’s not a juried show, just artwork that will hang in the library and is for sale. Exhibits usually have a three-year limit for submissions, meaning works you’ve created within the past […]

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January Feline Desktop Calendar: Waiting Around the Corner

I’ve been waiting to use this sketch as the featured artwork for a winter month, and since I sketched Giuseppe in action on January 4 (2016) it’s fitting that he’s here to bring in the Mew Year. Read more and download your desktop calendar from The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and January Desktop Calendar: Waiting […]

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