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Commissioned Portrait: Scarlett and Melanie ~ The Creative Cat

This portrait was in my first group of commissioned portraits, way, way back at my beginnings in 1992. Scarlett and Melanie were young gray tabby sisters, the only two children of a young couple who adored them completely. I love the poses we chose, and I added a bit of color with colored pencil: the […]

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“Taking Flight”, a Special Sale

This finished, matted and framed painting is on sale for $125.00: $100.00 for the painting, $25.00 for the shipping. It’s one of my favorite paintings and from the moment I finished it I’ve always been very proud of it. But I’d like to help it find a new home more quickly, and here is why. […]

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Marketplace: Ailurobibliophile Tote Bags on Sale ~ The Creative Cat

I’m down to five of my original Ailurobibliophile tote bags, one in each color. The images on these five are, well, less than perfect, not quite centered, not evenly printed, possibly a little off kilter, most of it apparent when you compare two side by side. So it’s your chance to get the design, slightly […]

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Featured Artwork: Klepto Cat Book Cover No. 33, “The Secret Claws” ~ The Creative Cat

Book 33 of the Klepto Cat Mysteries is out, and this is the cover. The story involves a vacation place, a little church in the mountains, and a bunch of keys that end up pointing to bad behavior by several people involved. Of course, Rags runs circles around the humans and figures it all out. […]

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Colorful Kelly, 2012 ~ The Creative Cat

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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Featured Artwork: Warm Winter Sun ~ The Creative Cat

Namir is in that blissful feline “don’t bother me while I’m in my sun puddle” state, which is exactly what I wanted to capture. This painting is in oil pastel, and painted in 2000, my first successful oil pastel painting. One thing that marks this painting as being a part of my personal portfolio is […]

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Add Bright Color With “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. […]

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My Cats in the Sun Feline Votive

These four images are four early paintings inspired by my cats enjoying a spot of sun with a nap or a bath. They date from the early to mid-90s when I was working hard to refine my skills with pastel, with color, with shape and even the strokes in my paintings. I felt I really […]

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A Great Rescue and a Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart ~ The Creative Cat

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. Bandit was one of the rescued cats featured in Great Rescues Day […]

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Warm Spots on the Coldest Days, Winter Sunbath

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994 and painted it in 2017, and it was on my mind all that time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so […]

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