Category Archives: nature artwork

September Nature Desktop Calendar: September Morning, Carnegie Park

Morning mist illuminated by the rising sun, long shadows across the dry ground with dewy grass, and just a touch of turning color in the leaves on the trees—after a long, hot summer the cool nights of autumn have arrived. This painting is tiny, just a quick 6 x 6 sketch, layering a base of […]

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Sold Original: Emerging Spring

Emerging Spring was the featured artwork for this year’s Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit. I had the feeling I would sell this original painting around Rock the Quarry this year, but I never take it for granted. There are a few people who have purchased different genres of my original art over the years, […]

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Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 27 and 28

Seventh Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Emerging Spring” featuring art, photography and poetry of and about the Panhandle Trail plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 27, 2021 5:00 P.M. through […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Atlantic Sunrise

I’m going all the way back to the beginnings of my landscape/waterscape painting for this month’s featured artwork and desktop calendar, and this painting is one of the very first.  My cats inspired me to draw them in the late 80s and my first actual painting of one was in 1988. After my first trip […]

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Geraniums and Parsley

An artist in one of the groups I post in said she could feel the “absolute joy” in this painting. Yes, the exuberance of nature on a beautiful summer day, and my joy at even just a little bit of life and color to be inspired by in the year I didn’t have a garden. […]

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Summery Flowery Tote Bags

Inspired by summer flowers in my yard and beyond, here are three roomy totes for shopping, for the beach, or even for a nice big purse. I made three flower designs, and have more in mind. Below is “Greenhouse Gerberas”, an oil pastel painting I created from photos I’d take at a favorite greenhouse. I’ve […]

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June Nature Desktop Calendar: The Perfect Place

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. I loved this scene and the way I managed to capture it with the coarse board I had prepared, but in the years since then I have found this little painting […]

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A New Tote Bag Style and 8 New Designs

A new tote bag style and size, and eight new designs! Five are feline, three are flowers. I’m pleased to finally see this idea become a reality. Designing this tote bag style I’ve had this idea for a few years for a larger tote bag. It’s based on the larger size fabric transfer I use, […]

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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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