Saturday, December 06, 2008

Blue Eyes

And this one, with beautiful blue eyes. Technique is somewhat different when doing a cat with long hair. I think I'll treat myself to more colored pencils for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And Marmalade again

And here is the colored pencil version. We call her "Tub". She's a real wide-body but sweet.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

And then there's Marmalade

And one more. Marmalade. We call her Tub. And this is so on the mark. Perpetually annoyed.

Can I Brag?

My son has taken off for freshman year in college, majoring in photography. I try to paint them, but he sure can photograph them. This is our family pet (one of 8) Mattie, a chocolate standard poodle. Just wanted to show off his work.

Monday, September 01, 2008

A short absence

Goodness, I have been remiss in posting. All is not lost! Just a busy time of year lately. Mostly getting the son launched off to college for his freshman year. So lots of time shopping, organizing, soaking up what time was left. And then packing, hauling, playing decorator, and all.

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, May 26, 2008


Cooper - cocker spaniel best bud belonging to a friend and master art framer. Pastel on Wallis.

Friday, May 23, 2008

All Tuned Up

All finished! This was a delightful challenge with all the old patina. It was presented a the big birthday party bash, as a surprise commissioned gift.

Monday, May 05, 2008

More tuning

Here is the next stage in the guitar. Actually I have finished it, but have not downloaded the photo from the camera.

Here's a close-up.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Favorite Tunes

Back into some serious realism. Feels good. Special commission as a surprise for a professional musician... his favorite old guitar. And I mean this thing is worn and used. I bet it has a great history, as I know this man has played all over the world. Stay 'tuned' for more...

Sunday, March 30, 2008


And one more... 12" x 12" with one-inch squares. Fabric on canvas.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Blue Maze

Here is one more, newly completed. It's 38 x 38" with about 381 squares of fabric. Again, much of the fun is planning the interlocking sqaures and symmetry. By the way, these are on canvas...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Garden

I am thinking fabric again... this is an old one but I am getting my head back into the process. It's like designing and painting with patterns on cloth. I can't begin to tell you how many fabric samples are in this - I do know there are about 400 2-inch squares. The fun was in the planning, working with value, and getting cascades of flowers breaking out of the grids.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Colt Peacemaker

9 x 12" Colt Peacemaker in Pastel. Did this because I just love the metal and because my husband produces shooting sports television. This is a nickel-plated special order pair at about $5,000. Holster with sterling silver conchos.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Such a Pretty Girl

9 x 12 pastel, but cropped in a bit. Looser. Too much in between. Not tight, like really tight; and not loose.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pint Size

Just a baby... and a cutie to boot. 8.5" x 11" in colored pencil on drafting film, once again. I just cannot resist doing cat eyes.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Cat in the Sun

Time to loosen it up a bit with pastels. 9"x12" and much looser than recent paintings. This is "Mom Cat" under the dining room table.
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