Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Digital Work Is Being Published

For those of you who have already read this on my other blog, I apologize. My digital are is appearing in the upcoming issue of Somerset Digital Studio and will be available on March 1st.

I'm pretty excited about being published in a national magazine.

My other blog where I post my digital artwork is Deborah's Art.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Custom Cat Paintings

There are so many varieties of markings on cat, I thought it might be fun if people could send me a picture of their cat, and I would create for them a folk-art style cat painting. I can do cats in other styles, but I've always loved simple folk art. I really have fun creating these kitties.
So, I've decided to offer something new at my Etsy store--custom cat paintings. I'm still working on a few more samples to show.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More Art

I finished a few more cat paintings. The weather had been particularly humid, and it made the paints dry more slowly.

I finished a few more cat paintings.

I think I may need to make myself a tiny easel. These paintings are small and don't fit on my big easel, so I am having to lean them against jars and things. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Winston's Eyes

I have all these 4x6 inch panels that my husband cut for me to make paintings on, and decided that instead of making a painting of a tiny cat, I would just focus on their eyes. The tabby cat in the previous posting is still not finished because the frame I had painted for it turned out too small for that panel, so I did another one of my cat Winston.
I'd been chasing my cats around with my camera for two days, because it's just too darned hard to get a cat to pose for a sitting for very long. Even for photographs though, cats can be real jerks sometimes. Believe me, they know I'm trying to get a picture and they will keep turning their furry little backs to me. I did get some good shots to work from. My iPad makes it so easy too--no printing, and no film developing; I just prop my iPad on the table with his picture for my visual reference and paint away.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

More Than One Way to Paint a Cat

I'm working on a smaller cat now, in a different style again.

This one measures only 4x6 inches, but I'm focusing on my favorite part of a cat--that beautiful face. I've painted cats in different styles over the years. Below are examples of a watercolor and an oil painting of two of my former cats. I never finished the oil painting.
Midori and Rosie
I love folksy styles of painting as well. I tried my hand at painting cats in a more casual way from memory in these two:
I used to do lots of tiny cats too. The ones below are some that I created with my scroll saw and sold in a little craft booth that I called "Foret Noir". The scroll saw perished in a hurricane some years back, so I won't be making any more of those any time soon.

Yes. it's true. I am the Crazy Cat Lady. I do create other things, but cats are my favorite subject. I am currently being harassed by one of my cats while I try to post on my blog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My New Creations

I felt like playing with my paints again, so I started doing what comes naturally to me--lots of cats and lots of color. I've always loved the simple folksy style of painting. Here are two that I have so far completed and framed.
 There are plenty more coming along. Below are a few that I am still working on.

I plan to post the creations that come from my art room on this blog. It's linked to my Etsy account where I am selling them.