Category Archives: Medium

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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January Nature Desktop Calendar: This Shining Night

Sunset comes early and dusk and nightfall quickly follow near the winter solstice. Christmas is among the shortest days of the year, and on this particular year I headed west on the trail, hoping to capture a beautiful sunset as heavy clouds gathered, then parted, and snow squalls and flurries filled the air. The timing […]

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Featured Artwork: Mischief, a New Holiday Painting

Guess who’s getting into some mischief? It’s the little tag team, Mariposa and Hamlet! It always starts when one of them tags the other, and the chase begins, but I don’t think Hamlet looks like he wants to play right now. I vowed to paint this idea for the holidays this year, and, well, it’s […]

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Sunbath, a Study of Sunlight Because of the Cat

A study of winter sunlight, because there’s a cat in it, one of my very first watercolor paintings. It’s a very simple scene: a black cat having a bath in front of a white painted kitchen cabinet with chrome handles, and a yellow and orange patterned carpet, but the play of light has fun with […]

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Avoiding the Photographer, Not So Cleverly Hidden

I welcomed 2022 with a new painting, “Avoiding the Photographer”. The girls—two does from the small herd that lives in our back yards—were hiding behind my scruffy little hemlock while I was hovering around in the snow in the back yard trying to get their photo on a snowy, sunny morning the previous February. It’s […]

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Warm Winter Sun, Chases Away the Chill

Nothing is so clarifying as brilliant early morning sun, and nothing chases away the chill of a winter morning. Here, Namir was lulled to sleep by the natural warmth and comfort. While the main body of this work is lit by direct sunlight at that beautiful, long angle, the rest of the work is lit […]

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Unnamed Tributary, en plein air

On a quiet sunny winter afternoon this little unnamed tributary surely had a lot to say, babbling along over rocks and shelves of slate and limestone on its way to Scrubgrass Creek a distance away. Off in the woods on January 12, 2012, I stood in the snow and painted a little pastel sketch as […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and November Desktop Calendar: Autumn Afternoon Bed

I think this little sketch is one of the undiscovered gems of my collection of Daily Sketches and generally my cat art. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and November Desktop Calendar: Autumn Afternoon Bed

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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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Autumn Colors, En Plein Air, On the Trail

I played hooky today and ran off into the woods. Autumn has been developing most beautifully and I keep trying to find the time to get out there and have a few hours in the woods to paint and photograph and just walk barefoot on the trails at least one last time this year. A […]

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