Tag Archives: animal artwork

Color Inspired By Artists on My “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 which I enlarged and use to cut the clay around the outline of the sketch for each dish, soften the […]

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Featured Artwork: “They Miss You When You’re Gone”

Years ago the owner of the veterinary hospital I used suggested he’d like to have customized sympathy cards. The project never came to be but I kept the ink and monochrome drawings I did in working out ideas for those cards and printed my own first set of note cards in 1992 (more about those […]

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Bella Being Haunted By Herself

Well, I don’t know how I’d feel if things that looked like me were all over the house. But then, I’m not as cute as Bella! As always, I did not pose her. She must have felt their eyes on her… …or she wanted me to feature things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish […]

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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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Warm Spots on the Coldest Days, Late 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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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 13: Update on Amy’s Portrait

My goal with Amy’s portrait today was to get the values settled, the dark areas and the light areas, and to get the plant as finished as I could get it. I posted this challenge update on The Creative Cat: February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 13: Update on Amy’s Portrait

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Winter Birds, Framed Set

In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill about, eat, leave is like watching waves or fire, the constant motion mesmerizing and meditative. I visualized these sketches over years looking out my doors and windows at the birds gathering on my walk or in my trees, and […]

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Got Ginger Tabbies?

I’m not sure what the weather’s like where you are, but where we are it’s dark and cold and kind of slushy. What better way to brighten up a day like that? And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is […]

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Two Special Feline Originals Sold

It’s both calmly gratifying and thrilling that another person has considered the purchase of one of my original paintings at its higher value than a print they could easily choose, and that one of my inspirations is admired enough that another person not only likes to look at it, but they want to own it, […]

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Bella! Totes, Accessories and Dish Towels

I made a couple new things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish towels. Click the images below to visit the product post and purchase. Bella! Accessory Bags I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure. […]

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