Category Archives: oil pastel

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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“Blue and Yellow” Best of Show

I’m so pleased to share that my watercolor “Blue and yellow” won the “Best of Show” award in the North Hills Art Center’s Member Show earlier this month! The center director messaged me to ask if I would be attending the opening and at that point I wasn’t sure, but they generally don’t ask unless […]

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North Hills Art Center Members’ Exhibit Submissions

It’s been a busy week for my artwork! Along with working on a couple of commissioned works and getting ready for Rock the Quarry and Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, I dropped off submissions to the North Hills Art Center annual members’ exhibit to benefit the nonprofit West View Hub which offers a variety of […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

Now that I know more about Mr. Sunshine’s immediate future, I decided to feature Sunshine again in this month’s desktop calendar with another favorite sketch. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

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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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Give the Gift of Artwork, 25% Discount on All Original Art, All Subjects

Spring, summer, autumn, winter, which season of artwork do you prefer? Black cats, tabby cats, realistic cats, abstract cats, which one is your favorite? Each holiday season I extend a 25% discount on all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays. YOUR DECEMBER 2021 DISCOUNT Save on original art through December. 25% […]

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Warm Winter Sun, a Colorful Nap

Some of my cats have inspired several paintings, others in the planning stages, others, no paintings yet, sometimes it’s all up to how much time I have to work. But some of my cats have inspired more paintings than others, and Namir was one of them. Something about his demeanor and deportment, his confident self-possession, […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 5: Greenhouse Gerberas

I worked my way across the rest of this painting the second day and added the finishing touches the third day, and now it’s finished. I only had an hour or two each day to work on it each day, but my goal has been to work on a piece of artwork each day, and […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 3: Greenhouse Gerberas (so far)

I began this year with a pledge to myself and my art: To be certain I won’t let ideas pass me by I’m setting myself up for a personal painting challenge in February, similar to the painting challenges I’ve participated in in past years. I aspire (but don’t expect) to create a painting or sketch […]

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Give the Gift of Artwork, 25% Discount on All Original Art

Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for autumn I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but […]

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