Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sweetie

5 x 5
oil on board
$35.00

This is another version of an earlier painting.  I tried to make the brush strokes really loose 
which I find difficult with a painting so small. 

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Pink magnolia

8 x 8
oil on board
$75.00

I painted this last spring before we sold our property,  there were 4 pink magnolia trees edging the sidewalk…such a pretty walk to the car.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

I know, I know, I'm adorable


oil on board
6 x 6
$75.00
SOLD
Another  painting of one of my favourite subjects.  I grew up with cats for the first 18 years of my life so I thought that I would eventually have one of my own.  Unfortunately the man I married is very allergic so I can only enjoy them through pictures or by hanging around the cat rescue.

Friday, 27 December 2013

I am here for you


8 x 6
acrylic on board
SOLD


Gracie is our girl,  she has absolutely the most perfect personality.  She is so gentle and her eyes could melt anyones heart.  I enjoy painting her but always find it a challenge because of her dark colouring.  I find it difficult to take a picture that gives me the amount of detail and shading I would like.  This painting I am very happy with as it has captured her lovely personality.



Thursday, 26 December 2013

Ready and waiting


8 x 6
oil on board
$75.00

This is another kitten that was up for adoption, sitting and waiting, paw ready to swat anything in her path.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Pondering


6 x 6
oil on board
SOLD

I ran into a woman while at the cat rescue in my town, she was actually just choosing a kitten to take home.  We got to talking and she told me about her beautiful 4 year old cat who had passed away a few months ago, then she pulled out her phone and shared some pictures. I had to paint him, his colouring is so beautiful and the pose was perfect.  I used black gesso on the board and I really like how it turned out.




Monday, 23 December 2013

Peaches the big orange tabby


6 x 6
oil on board
$40.00
SOLD

Here is Jack's partner in crime.  I love his colouring, and of course his  magnetic personality.  Peaches spends the day side by side with Jack lounging around on their kitty castle and waiting for people to come and admire them.

A typical day for
the brothers


Saturday, 21 December 2013

The big grey cat


8 x 6
oil on panel
$40.00

Jack lives at the pet store with his litter mate Peaches, they have been there several years and are inseparable.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Teenie tiny girl


acrylic on canvas
10 x 8
SOLD

I saw Lenny outside a strip mall in Nanaimo,  what struck me as so funny was that she was wearing a hoodie and sweater…very stylish pup.   Her owner told me that Lenny was 13 years old and he had owned her since she was 8 weeks old, she was the runt of the litter and no one thought she would survive.  The reason for her wardrobe was because she was always cold as she had very short thin hair, you would never know it by looking at her face.  Anyway she was an absolute sweetie and very rewarding to paint.



Thursday, 19 December 2013

Pick me


oil on board
6 x 6
$75.00
SOLD

This is a kitten that was up for adoption at my friend Barb's store, she was the perfect subject lounging in a tiny hammock that was set up for her and the rest of the litter.  She just sat and let me take picture after picture.  I have painted her many times and keep working with different strokes and colours.
                                                                             

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

I'm so pretty


oil on board
8 by 6
SOLD

I saw Luna waiting at the post office for her owner, she was so lovely and gentle.  I just had to take her picture.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Forever the optomist


10" x 8"
acrylic on stretched canvas
$75.00



Charlie is from Kentucky where he had been adopted several times and given back.  Our friend Barb arranged for him to be brought to Canada to try to find him a home.  We are the proud owners of Charlie now, though he is a handful he has the biggest heart in the world and is everyones best friend.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Flowers by the window





8 by 8 oil on board
$75.00 plus shipping
SOLD

This painting is last summer of beautiful spring tulips that I had on the table in my studio.



Today is the first day that I have ever blogged.  After a morning of figuring out my computer and trying to decide what to write about myself I have finally posted my first painting...hopefully there will be many more to come.