Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"A Tender Moment" ©

At dinner the other evening, my artist friend Marty was showing me photos of her cats and cats at a rescue where she volunteers.  She scrolled past this image and I asked her if I could paint these two cats, quietly sharing a tender moment.  

Oil on Canvas, 14" X 18"

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Morning Swim" ©

Some of you might remember my duck paintings from a few years ago.  I thought a duck painting would be a nice addition to the animal show next month and tried my hand at a fluffy duck once again.  I compared this painting to a few of the old paintings of ducks and am pleased to report I have learned a bit over the years.   If you are a landscape lover, hang in with me, I promise to get back to the mountains and trees soon.  I only need a couple more animal paintings to have a nice group for the show.  (The show is at Gales in Pasadena, everyone is welcome to the reception, live animals, great food and tons of animal paintings.)

Oil on Canvas, 12" X 16"


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Kitten" ©

This little kitten was just too sweet to pass up, adding to my collection of animal paintings for the show at Gales in Pasadena next month.  I did learn that painting the fur is easier on a smooth canvas rather then a rough cotton duck, while painting the kitten.  It is surprising to me how different the painting process becomes depending on the surface.  

Oil on canvas, 12" X 12"

Saturday, February 09, 2013

"The Kid" ©

This little guy will be an addition to the animal show at Gales next month.  Love painting those paws!

Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"

Monday, February 04, 2013

"Pondering" ©

Next month Gale's in Pasadena is having an exhibit of animal paintings. The sale proceeds will benefit the local shelter and a bunch of artists are jumping in to help.  This is my first painting of 10, that will go to the show.  It's been a while since I had the opportunity to paint some fur and feathers and painting this sweet orange tabby pondering helped me to get oriented after months of landscapes. 

Oil on panel, 16" X 12"
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