Category Archives: watercolor

April 8, 2006, the Day I Took the Photo of “Blue and Yellow”

I download my photos from my DSLR into daily folders named with the date and today I happened to be in the folder for April 6, 2006 and saw the photo that became the reference for this painting. Yes, it’s that magic light as the angle of the sun rises and sunlight reaches way into […]

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Nature & Wildlife Framed Original Artwork 50% Off

Spring cleaning? Redecorate a little with framed original artwork 50% off including landscapes, florals, still lifes, wildlife and street scenes As I make plans for this year’s new artwork I begin by assessing what I’ve done. And as I say each year when I have a sale on my original artwork, I don’t just paint […]

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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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North Hills Art Center Member’s Show Submissions

Saturday, September 16 is the opening for the annual Member’s Show at the North Hills Art Center. I pulled together recent paintings I haven’t included in any exhibit there yet for my entries. You’ve seen two of these paintings in the past few months as my featured artwork, Forest Bathing and Peach Begonias, and I […]

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Featured Artwork and May Desktop Calendar: Peach Begonias

  Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of “Peach Begonias” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects. Read more about this painting on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and May Desktop Calendar: Peach Begonias

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: The Garden Gate

About The Garden Gate For someone who is a gardener and spends a lot of time in her yard–what a special place! If I can’t have it in my yard, at least I can paint it. The arbor sporting ivy, the old rhododendron crowning the entrance and the gate, mysteriously left ajar and leading to […]

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April 8, 2006, the Day I Took the Photo of “Blue and Yellow”

I download my photos from my DSLR into daily folders named with the date and today I happened to be in the folder for April 6, 2006 and saw the photo that became the reference for this painting. Yes, it’s that magic light as the angle of the sun rises and sunlight reaches way into […]

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April Feline Desktop Calendar: Three Black and White Cats

This painting of three black and white cats began as a commissioned portrait in 1992, but decided I didn’t like the layout of the three cats, stopped, and painted another in pastel. But I kept this one and decided I like it just as much as the one I used. How much I’ve learned in […]

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Commissioned Portraits and a Video

Here’s the short video I created about my commissioned portraits. Our companion animals give us so much…my cats gave me my career as an artist. Back in the late 1980s my household of rescued cats inspired me to find my muse and I’ve been developing my skills and talent since then, painting them and many […]

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Nature & Wildlife Framed Original Artwork 25% Off

I always like to share my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletters after subscribers have had a chance to see it and all the offers have expired. This is my winter 2022-2023 Newsletter, and the main special is framed original artwork. Photographing and displaying my framed original artwork Unless you join me at an exhibit or […]

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