Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cat commission completion!

You may recall having seen earlier posts on this painting.
They show you how I got started. You can go to those posts
for May, June and July 2010 to see them.
At one time there was a sky behind the cats, but in
discussing this with the client, she liked the idea of the
deck and plants being out there behind them.
I liked the sky idea, but now that I have done this the
way my client requested it, I am satisfied. One thing
it does which the sky didn't do....the warm yellow green
of the plants contrasts very well with the more shadowed
area where the cats are inside.

Click on the image if you want to see it larger!

It is oil on a panel and is 16" x 20".

Any ideas for a title? My client has one....

"Can we go out?"

Sharing my Thanksgiving with you

Well you already saw the turkey in the last post!

Now you see the table and the dessert I made to

bring to share with my friends! It was such an

enjoyable evening! I am truly thankful for the

wonderful generous friends I have in my life.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Perhaps this isn't the most aesthetic image for
Thanksgiving, but it got my mouth watering for
the feast and family day coming tomorrow.
So I wish you all a wonderful day of good conversations
and happy times within the blessings of your friends
and families.

Monday, November 22, 2010

"I Concentrate on You"

"I concentrate on you" is an old song. It is one of
the cuts on one of my friend Carey's albums, and
since this is a painting of him, it seemed the perfect
title. His beloved and gorgeous custom-made
guitar makes beautiful music with his accomplished
fingers and phrasing! He concentrates on that jewel
of an instrument.
I worked on this painting over many months and
almost hated to finish it because it was a constant
reminder of the beautiful music Carey creates and
painting it reminded me of his favored tunes from
the 30s and 40s. My favorite era too....though it
was really my parent's music!
I altered the background somewhat so that it
complimented him more that what was actually
there in that room. I added the fire to show more
of the warm heart of his music and his love for it.
It is an oil painting on a panel. 18" x 24". Please
do comment here and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Not a painting......yet!

I love these scenes where families or friends go
out to eat and enjoy each other's company in
a warm and attractive setting. I'm alway taking
photos in restaurants. So far no one has protested,
but of course I am very discreet. Also, I never try
to do likenesses of people I haven't met.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

There's all kinds of art and artists....

My neighbor's child who is 9, and his best friend made what
I can only call an art installation for Trick or Treat Day!
I am loving it. Sadly, they took all the decor down now, but
then I am thinking there will be a Christmas installation?
Just had to share the art of someone else for a change!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Small painting Butterfly #3

Here is the third of the butterflies I recently
painted. The tree hydrangea's flowers are sort
of like butterflies themselves.
This is alkyd paint on a panel, 5 x 7 inches.
Let me know which one you like best!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Small painting, but POW!

I don't think this looks as good as it does in real
life with its beautiful silver frame. But you might
enjoy it anyway. My Mother loved anemones
and this is, of course, such a one!
5" x 7" alkyd on panel