Category Archives: nature artwork

Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

You’ve seen some of these designs on other items before now, like masks and accessory bags, votives, note cards and, of course, prints. Now they’ve gone big-time on specially-designed tote bags and on garden flags. Read more on The Creative Cat: Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Emerging Spring

A scene tucked away along my favorite trail, I’ve visualized this spring painting for probably all the 20 years I’ve been walking this trail. Carefully tiptoeing through the brush at the edge of the opposite bank I leaned out, holding on to a sapling for balance, to see the suddenly brilliant mosses contrasting with the […]

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Another Painting and Essay Published in “Woods Reader”

In 2018 I submitted for publication a few of my paintings and their stories to nature-themed magazines and websites. Woods Reader responded with interest and in 2019 they published “The Rope Swing”. When I sent my submission to them I had sent one painting and essay, and later as we discussed other possible stories I […]

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Suncatchers in Upcycled Picture Frames

Something new—suncatchers! And Giuseppe stepped in to model while his mom was having a nap. I think he did pretty well! Remember all those annoying little metal frames we used for our photos, 3-1/2 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, thin, cheap metal colored gold or silver? I would see boxes of them […]

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New Painting, “Social Isolation”

It’s a phrase of the times, but it’s kind of how I always felt when I walked in the woods, and I always enjoyed that time alone with the trees and the shadows and the sun. Two years later, I finally had the chance to return to the woods in spring, after my hip replacement, […]

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Wrap-up From Original Art Sale

My Spring Cleaning Special Discount of 50% off original art was such an incredible success I can still hardly believe it. I sold 20 original paintings and sketches, and the net from these sales after shipping and other costs pretty much made up for the income from several vendor shows I missed last year. I’ve […]

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50% Off on All Original Art Through March 31

“Summer Back Road” is only one of many small paintings in my collection, which, framed, cost $100 full price, and only $50.00, taxes and shipping included, with the discount. For me, almost any spot along a winding, hilly back road through fields with old trees and fence posts is a worthy spot for painting. This […]

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Captivating Sycamore Moon

Today’s full moon is the last full moon of winter, when she sits like a pearl strung in a mesh of bare branches. This is most often called the Worm Moon, but I had always known it as the Sap Moon or the Sugar Moon because the sugar begins to flow in sugar maple trees […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 18: Curious Fawn

I’m back to a painting for this day of my creative challenge. For this painting I once again used self-prepared smooth deep charcoal matboard coated with my favorite transparent pastel ground, Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels, so that I would start with a dark background. I painted it without any guidelines, just hitting the surface […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 7: How Small Beneath the Sky

I don’t know what it was about this image as a photograph that stayed with me from the time I took it. It’s that sense of my tiny self, smaller than one of those dots in the valley below, under the huge sky above, the sense of infinity as night draws down, and eternity as […]

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