This Shining Night, a Moonlit Snowy Night

Sunset comes early and dusk and nightfall quickly follow near the winter solstice. Christmas is among the shortest days of the year, and on this particular year I headed west on the trail, hoping to capture a beautiful sunset as heavy clouds gathered, then parted, and snow squalls and flurries filled the air. The timing […]

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Creek Study in Snow

I call this “my private beach” along Chartiers Creek in Carnegie. You can’t keep me away from water, not even in winter. When the creek is low, this area is above water level, ranging from a few inches to several feet wide, right at a bend in the creek. The opposite bank is a steep […]

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Snowbird, Winter Wild Bird Pastel

There’s a bird, and there’s snow, and this also happens to be a “snowbird”, or a dark-eyed junco, clinging to a forsythia branch in my backyard. Their small rounded shape with white bellies have always looked to me as if they were dipped into paint. “Snowbird” is one of a set of four paintings of […]

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Frosty Morning, Just Before Sunrise

It looks like this out there this morning. The coldest, frostiest mornings always seem to come in January, right after all the warmth and color of the holiday season. I painted this in January 2012, standing at my bathroom window overlooking the back yard, the streets below me down to Main Street, and the hill […]

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Out of Stock on Feline Gift Items

I decided to bundle up all my small feline gift items to sell wholesale to an organization to help cover veterinary costs, especially for Giuseppe’s upcoming visit to a neurology specialist. I have listed the categories included below, and note that this only includes feline-themed gift items, not nature and wildlife-themed items. If you don’t […]

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Waiting Around the Corner, Charcoal on Toned Paper

This bright morning sunlight gets us all up and around and doing interesting things. It may look as if Giuseppe is planning something, really he’s just basking in that wonderful sun puddle that cats have enjoyed in exactly that spot since I’ve lived here. I stopped and looked at the deep shadows, the brilliant highlights […]

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Light Your Evenings With Feline Votive Lamps

The lifelong inspiration of my feline families has led me down more creative paths than I ever dreamed. Last year I refined my feline votive lamps materials and process, and this year I’ve introduced even more designs to this line of unique and useful items made from upcycled jars  with battery-operated light strings that have […]

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The Last Two Farmers Markets of the Season, September 17 and 24

I’m finally going to make it back for the last two Farmers Markets this season. Sunday September 17 and 24, 2023 Carnegie Farmers Markets I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40+ vendors Dozens of local businesses open food trucks, music Sundays Noon to 3:00 p.m. Main Street […]

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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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Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail, August 25 and 26

Ninth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Reflections on an October Afternoon” 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 25, 2023 […]

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