Tag Archives: cat sketches

Celebrate National Coloring Day With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

Well, there’s a day for everything, so why not a day for coloring? For fun and stress relief! I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have […]

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Ink and Watercolor Sketches Tiles

Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I […]

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“Big Nap” Decorative Dish for Autumn

How’s a nice round napping ginger kitty for autumn, napping on a bright blue bed like the clear blue skies of September? 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 […]

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New Feline Fine Art Cards, “Mimi in the Formal Garden”

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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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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