Category Archives: pastel

Winter Birds, Framed Set

In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill about, eat, leave is like watching waves or fire, the constant motion mesmerizing and meditative. I visualized these sketches over years looking out my doors and windows at the birds gathering on my walk or in my trees, and […]

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What’s on My Easel: Amy

A good start on my next commissioned portrait, “Amy”, former feral mom cat happy in her forever rescue home. This portrait will be about 16 x 22 and is painted in pastel. Read more about this portrait on The Creative Cat: What’s on My Easel: Amy

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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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Plans For a New Year

My last year ended and new year began with sales of a few original paintings and sketches, including “Promises to Keep”, above, which I decided was a very fitting image to announce three plans for art and merchandise in the coming year. Selling an original painting opens up space in my studio, gallery and my […]

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Original Painting Sold: April Cloud Study

I am so happy for this little painting, that it finally got to go home with someone. I painted it in 2013, en plein air, and decided to modify a frame to match it. Many people have looked at it, but until now no one even considered it. Once the weather turns warm and sunny […]

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Two Special Feline Originals Sold

It’s both calmly gratifying and thrilling that another person has considered the purchase of one of my original paintings at its higher value than a print they could easily choose, and that one of my inspirations is admired enough that another person not only likes to look at it, but they want to own it, […]

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Original Painting Sold: Snow at Night

One of the paintings I sold this year, this one at the holiday season, “Snow at Night” went home with someone who loves it. I love all my paintings or I wouldn’t share them, but this one wasn’t a favorite at first. As soon as I finished it that January night in 2013 I thought […]

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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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November Colors

This is Chartiers Creek, a view from a bridge in late November, not quite winter but feeling so, yet the honeysuckle berries are bright in the sun and all the rushes, grasses and brambles bear a soft warmth, and lots of color. I painted it en plein air, stainding on the bridge on that bright […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Mulder, Scully and Casey

We all know what TV show these three were named for! Popular back in 2000 when I painted this portrait. This portrait was for a man to give to his wife for her birthday, featuring all their “kids”—in fact, he requested I add “The Kids” to the mat below the portrait in calligraphy. Read more […]

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