Monday, September 19, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lilies on Leaf Pattern and an Art Exhibit at Lakeland Community College

Lilies on Leaf Pattern  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.

Local to NE Ohio?  Looking for something fun and inspiring to do this Thursday? Check out an amazing collection of fantasy art at the Dreams & Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art Exhibit at Lakeland Community College. The opening reception is this Thursday between 7 and 9pm. My painting "Flying Cat" will be included.  Hope to see you there!

In other news: I'm satisfied with today's painting "Lilies on Leaf Pattern."  Yellow and gray continues to be one of my very favorite color combinations.  The grays are ultramarine, sienna brown and titanium white...  which I like against the cad light yellows.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Third Friday Open Studios at 78th ST Gallery Plus Cleveland, OH

"Bird and Fruit" in plum frame.
Ok, it's a little bold, but this plum frame is IMHO the perfect compliment to "Bird and Fruit." This painting (plus a few more) will debut at Gallery +, Friday, September 16 from 5-9pm during 78th ST Open Studios.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Esperanza, painting of a rabbit

Esperanza  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
With the use of a softer paint (Cobras instead of Winsor & Newton) comes the need for softer brushes. I discovered Princeton's "Snap!" brushes recently.  They are very affordable and super soft synthetic... Between the soft paint and the softer brushes, it was difficult not to over blend on "Esperanza."  I gave it my best shot...  
"The Sage" placed first, woohoo!
In other news, I am thrilled to report "The Sage" took First Place in the August DPW Painting contest! A quick and heartfelt thanks to judge, Rob Rey.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

White Kitten II

White Kitten II  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Born into a litter of jet black kittens, this kitty received a LOT of attention at the Cleveland APL. People made a beeline for her. She seemed to know the hands reaching into the cage were coming for her.  Not sure if I caught her leery countenance here but I'm happy with it.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Starry Eyed cat painting

Starry Eyed  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  $220.
Photo reference for this painting was provided by Gloria Walters.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

White Kitten, a cat painting

White Kitten  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
Be still my heart, a white kitten at the shelter! A rarity!  By the time you read this, it will probably be adopted. (Just checked the shelter website, no white kitten though her outgoing jet black siblings are available, here.)  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Parakeet and Daffodils

Parakeet and Daffodils  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
You've seen these Trader Joe daffodils at least a half dozen times... (Click here to see more daffodil paintings.)  I'm still applying saturated colors first.  I liked the way the colors in the Daffodils were repeated in the Parakeet.  A color that is easily skewed while painting from dark to light is yellow...  So I put down a lot of yellows first on both the flowers and bird.  Still enjoying this new approach.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016