Here is another piece where I used heavy acrylic gel medium to make a textured background. After a lot of drawing (and erasing), I realized that her face was best suited where it is and highlighted the half circle on it as a patch, similar to those on her dress. Her halo is made using a plastic doily pressed into the medium. She is acrylics and acrylic inks with the gel medium on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Bubble Madonna (2018)
I love adding 3-D textures to my art and returned to acrylics to work on this beauty. She is on cold-pressed watercolor paper with a base of heavy gel acrylic medium. I used a bristly brush, stamps and other mark making tools to press into the medium and then acrylics and acrylic inks to both paint the face and highlight the texture in the medium. Her halo is a bit of collage highlighted by paint. The bubbles in her gown were made with bottle caps and paper straws!
Raven Lady (2015)
A lovely lady in teal with flowers under the watchful protection of a raven. This is another painting with a galaxy like background – that is such fun to do with acrylics! Her dress is adorned with spirals, which are a recurring theme in my art. She is acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Black-Eyed Susan (2015)
This painting was inspired by a walk in late summer on my lunch hour at work. There were lots of clumps of black-eyed susans in the gardens of the houses on my usual path and the sun was shining in them. So, I started working on this lady. I think she just radiates sunshine and summer! She is acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Flowers In Vase (2015)
This year saw the start of a local Creativity Circle and this is one of the wrapped canvas items from that group. The black and white vase is adorned with small buttons and there is some glitter in the background to break up the plain yellow. The flower designs ended up reminding me of old handkerchiefs that my grandfather used on the farm when we were kids. This happy collection of blooms is mostly acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Tropical Lady (2015)
One day I decided to roll my big easel out to the top of the driveway and paint outside. It was a lot of fun – and drew the attention of some of the ladies who walk the neighborhood! In the end, this beautiful, tropical beauty emerged, glowing above a dove with outstretched wings. I had lots of fun adding all of the little details to the background for her. She never fails to make me smile! She is acrylics on wrapped canvas.
Blue Lady (2015)
This blue lady started with a sweeping mark and a mistake on the canvas when I did the background. The hip curve on the left side of the painting appeared and then a drop of paint fell looking like a belly button. I could just see her there! When done, she needed some sparkle, so I added silver sequins around her. She is acrylic on a wrapped canvas.
Brave Girl (2015)
This year saw the loss of a friend. Somehow the thought that bravery could fly with wings was important to me in this time of loss. The yellows were for the friendship we shared and the butterfly, unbeknownst to me was one of her favorite symbols in her art. She is acrylics with some glitter gel on a wrapped canvas.
Tribal Lady (2015)
Inspired by a painting for a class with Shiloh Sophia, this tribal lady was a labor of love. She is adorned with a headdress and has some actual feathers on it. She is strong, but kind and really had a mind of her own! I had wanted her to have some additional iconography, but she would have none of it – I never realized that your paintings can argue with you! She acrylics with feathers on a wrapped canvas.
Mary Magdalene II (2014)
As I did the Mary Magdalene for the class with Shiloh Sophia, I found myself thinking about Mary a lot. The piece I did with the class was a young Mary, but I felt that an older version of Mary was more my style. I kept the basic color palette as my first Mary and grabbed a canvas size that really appealed to me at the time. This is my take on an older, wiser Mary. The roses were more important in this piece and I really felt drawn to the gold as a highlight color. She is also in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Sunset with Birds (2014)
This piece brings me back to a simpler time. One of my favorite art projects in school – pre-high school – was a project where we painted in a gradient of colors and then added black trees or other silhouettes over top. Playing around one weekend, this was one of two paintings I did in this style. This is birds sitting on a pine branch during a sunset using acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Sunset with Reeds (2014)
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This piece brings me back to a simpler time. One of my favorite art projects in school – pre-high school – was a project where we painted in a gradient of colors and then added black trees or other silhouettes over top. Playing around one weekend, this was one of two paintings I did in this style. This is reeds with cat-o-nine-tails and dragonflies on a sunset using acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Garden Sun (2014)
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This was the first painting that I did which hung outside my bedroom/studio at my old apartment! I had her hanging at the kitchen table and close to my little backyard garden. I still love the graceful curves and peaceful look that she has! She is my muse when I am in a creative lull. I am so taken with the copper highlights in her hair alongside the teal dress – and they are hard to see, but there are gold spirals on her dress. If I am truthful, she was the turning point where I started to study with artists online and really thought I might have a studio and a website someday! I hope you will love her too. She is acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Fall Woman (2014)
Wrapped in her scarlet shawl, this woman is the last of the paintings for the seasons. She sits as the colorful leaves fall with her golden sunflowers. She is in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Winter Woman (2014)
Another painting to mark some of the seasons, this icy queen represents winter. She is similar to the Summer Woman with her hair blowing out past her, but to mark the change in season, this beauty has snowflakes. She is in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Summer Woman (2014)
A bright eyed-woman in the sun with her hair floating away from her, full of flowers, this lovely beauty is one of three paintings marking seasons. Her warmth was painted in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
In anticipation of a wonderful weekend with some good friends, these two wonderful ladies appeared. Graceful dandelion seeds float in the background. They are in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Astral Lady (2014)
This beautiful astral goddess looks down longingly from the Heavens as a comet shoots by. This was my first attempt at a starry background and an attempt at a different skin tone with a blue shadow. She has colorful gems in her hair. She was also my first painting on a larger canvas (I was hooked!). She is acrylic on a wrapped canvas.
Umbrella Lady (2014)
This sweet young woman is out in the spring rains with her polka dotted umbrella. She is in acrylic on a wrapped canvas.
Lady of Wisdom (2014)
One morning I awoke and could not paint anything until this beautiful grey-haired woman appeared. Graceful and wise, she filled the canvas with ease. She is in acrylics and is on a wrapped canvas.
Ocean Queen (2014)
Continuing in 2014, the Ocean Queen came next. She has a beautiful crown adorned with pearls and sits in the water near the reeds with a yellow and orange sun. She is in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Garden Lady (2014)
Painted in 2014 after my first class with Misty Frederick-Ritz, the Garden Lady was the first painting I tried on my own. She was inspired by thoughts of gardening, one of my favorite pastimes. She is in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
In the second project with Lucy Chen, we used a selfie to draw our face and then added the elements from the first Kuan Yin project. While the image doesn’t look like me, it was still a great project. This is in oil pastels on hot pressed watercolor paper. Don’t forget to check out Lucy’s art here!
For Ever After 2018 with Marielle Stolp, we created a piece based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, featuring Queenie and Tina Goldstein. This piece is primarily watercolors (paints, pencils and crayons) but also includes colored pencils, pens and stamps. See more of Marielle’s art here.
Created in Ever After 2018, this is Snow White and the Evil Queen on hot pressed watercolor paper. In addition to watercolor crayons, we used collage, Tombow markers, acrylics, Stablio All pencil, colored pencils, and black/white acrylic pens. This was in the style of Tamara Laporte – see her art here.
The next piece in the Ever After 2017 class was Alice and the Cheshire cat with Danita from Danita Art. This is collage, acrylics, pastel pencils, 3D gel, and walnut ink on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
This is another Ever After 2017 piece – this time with Katrina Koltes. Gaia is watercolors with colored pencil on cold pressed watercolor paper. Katrina really challenged us with several watercolor techniques and lots of interesting elements.
Painted in Willowing Arts’ Ever After 2017 course – class taught by Stephen Lursen. A really challenging piece for me, this is painted in acrylics with some collage and a little black pen on cold pressed watercolor paper.
Ever After 2017 Class with Tamara Laporte looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Mixed media piece using watercolors, water-soluble crayons, gesso, Tombow markers, collage, graphite, Posca pens, and PITT pens on cold pressed watercolor paper.
Tamara Laporte is a huge influence in my art. This piece is from the Goddess lesson for her Mythical Magical Makings class. Last I checked, it is still available – check out her website for more details. We looked at the artist Gustav Klimt and added elements to the piece to suggest his style using collage in this piece. I stuck fairly close to Tam’s lesson so that I could really focus on all of the techniques she taught. She is acrylics, collage, charcoal, Stablio All pencil, and Posca pens on a wrapped canvas. She stays in my studio as an inspiration!
Feather and Wax Landscape (2016)
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Another class with Ivy Newport was a free class – it is still listed today, if you would like to check it out! This is collage and acrylic paints with the feather under encaustic wax. It was a small but exciting class and I really loved the heated wax. I added charcoal to deepen the edges and used a feather I had found outside on my way to the car one day. This was the first piece I did on wood.
Colorful Horse (2016)
This was the last project from Ivy Newport’s Spirit Horse class (it is still offered here). In this one we did a fun background on the entire canvas and then painted over it, leaving the horse as just the background. Then we covered the piece with cold wax. It is acrylic paints and pens with the cold wax and some hints of charcoal on a wrapped canvas.
Loving Horses (2015)
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This is another piece from the Spirit Horse class that I took with Ivy Newport (ivynewport.com). This time we did stylized horses, nuzzling, with a gold background. It looked so simple and I thought it would be a breeze, but it was more challenging than I thought it would be! It is primarily acrylics on a wrapped canvas. There is some gold leaf on the background, but all I did was make a mess, so it is covered with a gold acrylic paint. There are pastel (white) and charcoal (black) highlights and detailing on the horses.
White Horse (2016)
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In 2016 I took a wonderful class from Ivy Newport called ‘Spirit Horse’. The first project was this regal beast. This was a true mixed media work – the background is acrylics over collage and the horse is acrylics, walnut ink, and charcoal. I grew up with horses, but had never attempted anything this challenging! There were lots of layers – including one that moved the eye to a different spot! It was a wonderful study and, at least when I wrote this, the class is still available.
Mary Magdalene III (2016)
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When it came around again, I took Shiloh Sophia‘s Mary Magdalene class. This time the focus was on Mary’s relationship with Jesus. Following Shiloh’s class pretty carefully, Mary is in red again with white and black clothes and a golden halo around her. I tried eyes more like Shiloh and really dug into her style. In the end, I think mine was simpler and still shows hints of my style! She is acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
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This piece was done with Shiloh Sophia‘s Legacy class and she is layer after layer after layer of me. I don’t know how else to describe her! She started with a poem and then background layers, including representations of my ancestors, falling leaves from a recent hike, symbols for my family and my spirituality. Finally this beautiful strong face appeared! A bird sits below her with a heart and the flowers are clematis in honor of my grandmother. Tons of detail in the background and bits of every layer peek through. She is acrylics on a huge wrapped canvas.
Chameleon Spirit Animal (2015)
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Among some of the truly treasured paintings that I have done is this chameleon. Bright and showy, he represents the change and adjusting that I would go through over the next few years. This was another class with Misty Frederick-Ritz and possibly my favorite – he is so bright and cheerful! He is done in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Daisy Girl (2015)
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My second class with Misty Frederick-Ritz produced this lovely lady with her daisy chain headband. A pearlized gray-green paint adorns the curtains above her head and the candle shines warmly beside her. She is acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
Lady of Guadeloupe (2014)
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Later in 2014, I took another class with Shiloh Sophia. This time the subject was the Lady of Guadeloupe. I was not familiar with her story, but found it riveting! Here is my take on Shiloh’s class – a somewhat astral Lady. Of all of my paintings, she is the one who I feel most closely resembles me – a much younger me, but me nonetheless. She is acrylics with glitter and microbeads on a wrapped canvas.
Mary Magdalene I (2014)
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As part of my studying with other artists, I branched out from Misty Frederick-Ritz to one of her mentors, Shiloh Sophia. One of the first classes I took with Shiloh was her class about Mary Magdalene. This was the work I did during that class – which stretched me so much! I learned tons about iconography, which is a bit uncomfortable for me, if I am honest. I loved the teal with the red and gold, especially when using acrylic paint. This was the first time I added a bird and loved making the dove. She is acrylic on wrapped canvas.
First Lady (2014)
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This is my first lady – my first painting in decades – painted in a class with Misty Frederick-Ritz in 2014. This is the class that launched my return to art and my obsession with painting faces. Basically, I finished this class and went home and started painting, mostly faces, and have not stopped since! She was painted using Intentional Creativity methods in acrylics on a wrapped canvas.
As it happened, I was eating a slice of cheese when I pulled out my Inkober supplies on the last day. So, I drew an overstuffed mouse nestled in his slice of cheese for the final piece – a fun way to end the challenge! This was done with black/gray PITT pens, a bit of brushed ink and white Uniball pen.
It only seemed appropriate to put a Frankenstein in before Inktober was over and day 30’s prompt of ‘Jolt’ was the perfect spot. Here is Frank getting quite a jolt of electricity – and so is his little spider friend! This was done with brushed inks, black/gray PITT pens and white Uniball pen.
This was the prompt that nearly prevented me from completing the challenge! Finally, I went way back to college and remembered the double bass. She is done with brushed inks, black/gray PITT pens and white Uniball pen.
Inktober was a lot of fun, but sometimes the gloomy weather seemed to impact my work. For example, here is day 28’s ‘Gift’. It is Pandora with her nasty little box. She is trying to protect it, but we all know how this story ends! She is done with brushed inks, black/gray PITT pens and white Uniball pen.
‘Prickly’ turned out to be a fun prompt for Inktober. First, I brought back the zombie character, the spider and the bats. Then I gave both the zombie and the spider nasty ball bats. The zombie got prickly hair too! Done with black/gray PITT pens, brushed inks and white Uniball pen.
Inktober day 24’s prompt was ‘Chop’. Poor Rapunzel is just realizing what happened. Her hair is chopped and there are scissors left behind as evidence! She was done with PITT pens and brushed ink with a bit of white Uniball pen.
Not sure what this guy is buying, but he is paying out the nose for it! That was the best I could do for Inktober day 22’s prompt ‘Expensive’. It was a challenge to draw at least! This is black/gray PITT pens, brushed inks and white Uniball pen.
At first all I could think of was a sink drain for day 21 of Inktober, but then I thought of brain drain! So, I combined a vampire and a very befuddled fellow for this giggle-inducing piece. Done mostly in PITT pen, but also used brushed inks and white Uniball pen.
For the Inktober day 19 prompt ‘Scorched’, I did a nicely roasted marshmallow. Poor guy just found out that, after being scorched over a fire, he is going to be eaten. He is horrified! He is mostly brushed ink with a bit of black/gray PITT pen and white Uniball pen.
Inktober happening in October keeps Halloween in your brain. My first thought for Day 18’s prompt ‘Bottle’ was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Somehow as I sketched, that morphed into this poor thing looking for beauty in a bottle. Do you think she will find it? She is done in PITT pens with brushed inks and a bit of white Uniball pen.
‘Angular’ immediately brought Picasso to mind, so I did a piece with a shout-out to his Violin and Grapes work (one of my favorites!). It was really fun to do something so different! This is black/gray PITT pens, brushed inks and white Uniball pen.
This Inktober piece was for the prompt ‘Weak’. I went back to my zombie character, dressing him up in royal clothes – but he has a royally terrible character! He is a big bully! He was done with black/grey PITT pens, a white Uniball pen, and brushed inks.
Went all the way back to childhood for Inktober day 14’s ‘Clock’ prompt. “Hickory dickory dock. The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one. The mouse ran down. Hickory dickory dock.” This was done with black and white inks with brush and a PITT pen.
I think one of the cruelest things to do is to single someone out, so that was what I worked on for day 11 of Inktober. This turned out much harder than I expected because of all the hands! She is mostly PITT pens with a bit of brushed ink and a bit of white Uniball pen.
On day 10 of Inktober I was nearly stumped by the prompt ‘Flowing’. In the end, I went with flowing hair and leaves and am really happy with the result. I used a bit of ink with a brush, PITT and Uniball pens.
Thought Morticia Addams would be a great Halloween star, so I did a silhouette of her for day 8 of Inktober. The saying on the piece is the Addams’ family motto: “We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us”. She is almost completely done with PITT pens, including my Big Brush size, and just a touch of white Uniball pen. The rose just had to be red, so I used a red ballpoint pen.
The weather cooperated on day 7 of Inkober for the prompt ‘Exhausted’. This girl has a wind up key on her back and has wound down as she tries to get home in the rain. She is dip pen and brush with ink plus PITT pen and white Uniball pen.
On day 6 of Inktober, I created a funny little character. He is a bit zombie and fit well with the prompt, ‘Drooling’. Of course, his pet spider is not too happy about the dripping drool! There is a bit of PITT pen and white Uniball pen, but mostly ink with a brush.
For day 5’s prompt, ‘Chicken’, I started to play with poses. This girl is not too brave when she sees a spider! But I did include her cat friend. She was done with a bit of ink on a brush, PITT pens and white Uniball pen.
On day 4 of Inktober 2018, I pulled out my full batch of PITT pens and my white Uniball pen to create this sweet witch and her friends for the prompt ‘Spell’. I also used a bit of ink with a brush to make the grays.
The day 3 prompt for Inktober was ‘Roasted’. That was a hard one! In the end I settled on this girl bringing the Thanksgiving turkey to the table. It was a blustery day, so I added tumbling leaves around her. She is dip pen and brush with a white Uniball pen.
For Day 2 of Inktober 2018 the prompt was Tranquil. That made me think of butterflies! So I created this tranquil girl floating along with butterfly wings. I used mostly dip pen and brush – with a bit of black and white pens in spots.
I participated in Inktober throughout October 2018. This is the first day, which had the prompt “Poisonous”. I chose Snow White with her apple. She has taken the bite and is not feeling well! She is done mostly with dip pen and brush along with some black and white pens.
Standing in a white birch grove with the moon in the background, this little fawn-girl is holding a small pine branch with a pine cone. She is done in watercolors with black/grey/white pens, colored pencils and graphite on watercolor paper.
Inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s Night Sky, this girl is standing near a crescent moon in a flowing outfit. This was done in watercolors with black/gray/white pens, colored pencils and graphite on watercolor paper.
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Cinderella just after the ball. The coach is back to a pumpkin and her footman is back to being a mouse – and she has lost a shoe! Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
Beauty With Her Spindle (2018)
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Sleeping Beauty just after she pricked her finger on the spindle. Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Rapunzel with her short hair holding on to her long, long braid. Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Little Red Riding Hood in a tattered cloak with her basket. Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Alice in Wonderland after drinking from the bottle – she has been large and she has been small and now she is all worn out. Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
One of a series of 6 paintings, this is Snow White just after she took a bite of the apple. Watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and ink, and a bit of graphite on watercolor paper.
Here is a jolly elf with lots of jingle bells and curly toed shoes holding her Christmas gift. She is done in watercolors with dip pen and ink, colored pencils, white pen and graphite on watercolor paper.
Inspired by some Pinterest posts of dolls, this precocious young lady is ready to take on the world! She is done on watercolor paper using watercolors, colored pencils and PITT pens with a few touches of graphite.
Sailor Girl (2018)
This young lady is all dressed up in her favorite sailor outfit on watercolor paper with watercolors, colored pencils and pens. My mom always loved outfits like these and red hair – great inspiration!
Raggedy Ann (2018)
A Raggedy Ann with patches and a stuffed rabbit toy done on watercolor paper using watercolors, colored pencil and pens.
Nouveau Princess (2018)
Inspired by Klimt and a favorite Pinterest post, incorrectly identified as a detail from his Beethoven frieze, this is watercolors with shimmery gold acrylics and acrylic pens on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
This started with the paper in the moon – part of a package I received. In addition to the collage, this piece is watercolors, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, soft pastels, Sumi ink & dip pen, charcoal, acrylic ink, acrylic pens, and a metallic gold pen on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Still in a spring-like mood, I tucked this girl in among the daisies. She is an attempt at a slightly different face shape – a bit more square than I usually do. She is watercolors and watercolor crayons with dip pen and ink, gesso, acrylic and india ink on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Bluebird Girl (2018)
On a cold day when I was longing for spring, this girl appeared. Warmly wrapped with a patient bluebird on her head, she is ready for a warm spring day. She is watercolors and watercolor crayons with dip pen and ink and just a touch of walnut ink on cold pressed watercolor paper.
Girl With Hat (2018)
I love cloche hats, so chose to do a spring-time girl in one with a big flower on the side. The bottom of her dress is the salvage of a out-and-out mistake! I was using walnut ink with a stencil. It was all going well, but I needed more ink and forgot to squeeze out the sponge. Ink went everywhere! But, a bit of patience and attention and I think it is my favorite part of the piece. She is watercolors, dip pen with ink, walnut ink, and acrylic splatters on hot pressed watercolor paper.
Pink Princess (2018)
To highlight a few of my Daniel Smith watercolors, I created this beautiful princess. She has Potter’s Pink hair, a Lunar Blue background and a gritty Lunar Black and Hematite dress and crown. In addition to the watercolors, she has pen and acrylic splatters and is on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Be Your Own Hero (2018)
A super girl with raven hair based on a Pintrest quote: “But darling, in the end you’ve got to be your own here because everybody’s busy trying to save themselves”. She is standing firm in a breeze, cape and hair blowing in the wind. I was so tickled with the look that came through for her! She is watercolors and watercolor crayons and pens on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Star Shine (2018)
Based on a wonderful quote I found on Pinterest that is attributed to Atticus, this shiny, red-haired angel was my first project with a new supply – some Daniel Smith watercolors. From the top, there is Moonstone, Potter’s Pink and Lunar Blue. She also has watercolor crayons, black pen and a touch of charcoal and acrylic splatters. She is on pressed watercolor paper.
Ebenezer Cat (2017)
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Each year I do a Christmas card for friends and family and have started making little artworks for those cards. 2017 featured Ebenezer Cat – complete with collage bits of Charles Dickens’ hand written manuscript, a fun red vest and a bright candle. He has bushy whiskers and a black top hat too! He is watercolors and collage with charcoal and pen on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
My first stab at a fairy tale was to do my take on Tinkerbell. She is in earthy clothes and I used daisies at her shoulders for wings. She was inspired by the Ever After class I took that encouraged style development. She has a fun pixie haircut and is decidedly bored with Peter’s and the Lost Boys’ antics! She is collage, watercolor, charcoal, and pencil with a few splatters of acrylics on hot pressed watercolor paper.
Cat III: Miss Jinx (2017)
The third of three paintings based on our cats. Jinx is our youngest. She is mostly black with just a few touches of white. She is a bit quirky and bit shy, so she has a fun muff to hide her paws. I kept with the vintage style background with the darkened edges. She is watercolor with collage, pens, and charcoal on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Cat II: Sir Taurus (2017)
Here’s the second of three paintings based on our cats. This one is bittersweet. Our sweet Taurus crossed the Rainbow Bridge soon after this painting was completed. He always struck me as a proper fellow, so he is in a nice striped vest with a tie. Like the others, the background was the toughest part, but I am really happy with this vintage look darkened at the edges. He is watercolor, collage, pen and charcoal on cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Cat I: Miss Delia (2017)
This was the first of three paintings I did based on our cats. This beautiful girl is based on our oldest, Delia, a gray ball of fluff who is a true diva! Knowing how she would feel, I trimmed her down to a youthful size and made sure her cheeks were bright. The background on this one was actually the challenge – I settled on this vintage look with darkened edges. She is collage, watercolor, pens, and charcoal on cold-pressed watercolor paper.