Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Rowdy and Oreo

"B&Wx2" also known as "Rowdy and Oreo", December, 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

Another pulled from the archives

"Mr. Mole," Autumn 2006

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.

Oh come all ye felines

"O Come All Ye Felines," December, 2007
Obvious title. This is one of hopefully three designs that I created as Christmas cards this year. I've actually spent this evening scoring and folding the cards.

I've never done cards before, except for little hand made cards for Mr. Rick. But, my critique group, the folks who took the 3-quarter "Art for the Children's Market" last year, is having a holiday card exchange and I thought I'd participate.

I will also sell these at the bake sale I am holding to raise money for my dog's knee surgeries. I am thinking $2.50 for each card, although Rick says I should ask for $3. He's right -- I've put lots of time into the designs, I've had to print them, and buy envelopes for them.