Tag Archives: cat sketches

Featured Artwork: “Mimi in the Formal Garden”, a Special Commission for CWA ~ The Creative Cat

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission. She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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Garden Sketch With Mimi, Owning the Garden She Used to Visit

Garden Sketch With Mimi isn’t just Mimi in the garden. It’s Mimi in the garden where she used to hunt for food to feed herself and her kittens and sneak sips of water from the water bowl I had outside for my own cats. I remember seeing her in just about this spot in 2007, […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Franklin, First Draft ~ The Creative Cat

Meet Franklin, the subject of my next portrait. He’s an older boy, 15 years to be exact, and a nice light buff color with yellow-green eyes. I’ve blocked in all the shapes and color areas, and I always love it at this stage; sometimes I’ll actually leave it here, loose and expressive. As long as […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

Meet Oscar! I just delivered this portrait to his people today, a couple who have volunteered and fostered for shelters for decades. He joins two other portraits I’d painted for them of their other cat families. Read more on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait: Oscar

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The Artist’s Life: The Importance of My Own Designs

I spent the weekend on art projects getting ready for the upcoming Hearts & Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair on June 22, and, of course, restocking the shelves here on Portraits of Animals. As I move forward with creating unique handmade goods, though there are millions of pieces of artwork out there to choose […]

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Marketplace: “Watercolor Cats” Feline Note Cards ~ The Creative Cat

While I have many other watercolors, these paintings are a subject on an open background, more abstract and experimental, and are versatile for communicating your message: friendship, thinking of you, sympathy, invitation, and more. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: “Watercolor Cats” Feline Note Cards

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My Award, Your Win, “Allegro Moderato”

Awards were announced in the Cat Writers’ Association 2018 Communications Contest on Saturday, May 18, during the three-day conference in St. Louis. I didn’t get to go to the conference and missed not only the awards banquet but also the speakers and seminars, networking, meeting with editors and seeing all the other cat writers and […]

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Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989 ~ The Creative Cat

This sketch was among my four first pastels, painted in 1989. I remember studying the highlights on Allegro’s fur, and the light outside the window and on the wall, with the deep shadows. I’ve added it to my gallery of feline artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989

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Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

When I finished adding all the little black outlines and stood back to get a good look at the whole painting, my heart skipped a beat. Read more about this unique custom portrait on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

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So Many Kitties!

Gingers and tuxedos, torties and tabbies, Siamese and Snowshoe, and lots of housepanthers, my collection of kitty cabochon pendants is inspired by the kitties who’ve shared my life. I’ve chosen paintings and portraits and sketches and photos and lots of different shapes and styles of frames, just as different as the kitties themselves. Above is […]

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