Category Archives: watercolor

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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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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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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Five Favorite September Sketches of Cats

I scroll through my folder of daily sketches regularly, looking for images to use for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes just to look at them. I look at collections images of some sort several times a day for inspiration, guidance, instruction, relaxation, and I’ve always found reviewing my own work, honestly assessing it and […]

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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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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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