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.


  1. I love all or your cat creations. =)

    Sorry to hear about your home being blown away by the hurricane. Living near Galveston, we can feel your pain. We've had to evacuate a couple of times in the last 5 years, but fortunately our house was still there with only minor damage, when we returned.

    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks. Yes, I do know that Gavleston has had its share of hurricanes too.

  2. I love your pictures of cats and I do very much like the oil painting (the third one?).

  3. I love cats and your paintings are so versatile and fabulous!
    Best wishes, manus