Tuesday, December 25, 2007
These two lovely seniors were commissioned by my friend and former collegue, Molly, who plans to give this painting as a Christmas present for her friend and handyman, Ray. These are Ray's cats. Rowdy is a bit shy and Oreo is a big thinker.
I could not get Oreo's eyes right for the longest time.
I love the green smudge on Oreo's fur.
I found out this week that I am having an exhibit in Tacoma at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in September/October. My friend Barb told me that the vet had posted at the Artist's Trust web site. Turns out that the Met Vet contact, Julia, is a great photographer.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is a black and white that I did for the Art for the Children's Market class that I took.
I am still working on the two commissions for Molly Dee and baking for the bake sale to benefit my dog, so even though I haven't posted anything, I've been busy.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
"Snowbird," December 2007
This is the second of hopefully three designs for a card exchange. They will also be on sale at the bake sale to benefit my dog.
I think it's a little too dark, but I'm not going to tweak it anymore. I'd make a few changes now that I've haven't looked at it for a couple of days. I wouldn't outline the sign and I'd make the light source more obvious.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Well, lookee here. A new freshly finished painting. It might not even be all the way done, but I am happy with it right now. Give me 24 hours....
This is Rusty, my friend Heather's brother's working dog. Her brother, David, works for WA State Patrol and Rusty here is a bomb sniffer. As a working dog, he concentrates on his job most of the time, but here he's enjoying some time at the park.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The pen is just a uniball fine point. Notice how messy I am. Basically, I am a scribbler. More soon!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
"Shy, Shy Simon," 2007
This is one of two portraits done for Kris Tsujikawa. I promised her one of Maxey last year and I planned to do one of Binky this year.
Kris has three lovely tuxedo cats. She sends digital images of them that she shoots with her Nikon D-40. Yes, I am jealous of that camera, especially since my little digital Nikon was stolen when my house was broken into last month. Or was it the month before? Time flies by.
I thought that the photograph that she sent that is this painting's source was Binky. But when I gave her this portrait, it was obviously of Simon.
Friday, August 31, 2007
This is the second painting that I did for the Feral Cat Project fundraiser.
My friend Barb bought it, thereby making a donation to the Feral Cat Project. It's a great cause.
On opening night, a couple asked me (I was being cashier) if I knew who did this painting. Out of all the art hanging, they liked this the best and it was already sold! Did I do commissions? Yes, I said, giving them a card. But I never heard from them!
Eddie in Red, 2005
This is Tina's cat, Eddie. He is actually a bit more hefty than he looks in this picture. He's been on a diet so I'm sure he is looking more svelte now.
To view the other picture of Eddie, click the Eddie metadata tag.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
My friend Barbara scanned a number of my first acrylic paintings for me.
I have had the wonderful support and encouragement of many friends: Barbara, who contributed digital pictures of her and her partner's animals and scanned the results; Tina, who has always been supportive and enthusiastic about my writing and drawing; Rick, my husband (boy, that sounds weird), who tells me I have an artist's eye and has paid for all my art supplies -- and classes -- for the past few years, and many more....
This painting was one of two painting created for a fundraiser for the Feral Cat Project. Alas, it didn't sell and I've since changed it a bit, darkening the blues and adding more color.
I mention Tina above because she contributed the digital photo of her neighbor's cat.