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Commissioned Father’s Day Portrait: Keith, Seuss and Munchkin

This portrait was a total Father’s Day surprise for Keith from his wife and children, and it was so much fun to put together. 25% discount on portraits lasts until June 30, 2021 I can’t get a portrait done by then, but you can still purchase a portrait before the end of the month and […]

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June Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Paws for Reflection

In 1999 I was honored to create artwork for a limited edition print to be sold as a benefit for The Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. “Paws for Reflection” is the feline desktop wallpaper calendar for June. Read more on The Creative Cat: June Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Paws for Reflection

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Commissioned Portrait: Brothers, Paladin and Percy, and Consider Giving a Portrait Certificate

To really be true to the two together, we had to use the entire photo, from their butts to their toes. Also, consider giving a certificate for a commissioned portrait as a gift for the holidays. Read more on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait: Brothers, Paladin and Percy, and Consider Giving a Portrait Certificate

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 9: Update on Amy’s Portrait

I’m counting all creative things I do into my creative challenge, especially artwork. Time spent on a portrait works into that. I began this portrait last summer but picked it up again after my hip surgery last fall. I had a chance to meet with the customer last month and posted the first draft then. […]

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Art in Place

One of the things I did today was to photograph urns and the business itself at Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation. The owner and I have become friends over the years, and we are also each others’ customers—I handle her website and public relations, and she is the person who receives my cats for cremation. She […]

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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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Commissioned Portrait: Pita ~ The Creative Cat

Sweet Pita, in all her photos she looked like a real character, rolling on her back, with bows on her head, but in every one is that sly expression that she knows she owns her human. Read about Pita: Commissioned Portrait: Pita ~ The Creative Cat

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Commissioned Feline Portrait: Minnie

Almost 20 years ago some little girls holding a basket of kittens knocked on the door. They said their father was going to drown the kittens so they wanted to find them all homes! The woman who answered the door decided she could adopt one and chose the little calico. She had considered another kitten, […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: I’ll Be Seeing You

CAN THE SUBJECT of a painting communicate through his image? One of the dearest stories from any of my portraits is the one of Cooper, a “first cat” who turned his people into rescuers but who left far too young though he was never far from the memories of his people and the other rescued […]

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Peaches and Peonies, a Celebration of Spring Flowers and Sunlight, and a Certain Calico Cat

My old-fashioned pink peonies are fervently blooming this year, since we’ve lost a tree and they finally have enough light to really show off. Those aren’t the peonies in this painting, but any time I see peonies I think of Peaches and the moment I saw her bathing on the table in that sweet spring […]

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