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Daily Sketch: Quiet Morning, 2014

The weather has cooled a bit and Mr. Sunshine and Jelly Bean sat quietly on the landing in the late morning as the sun came in the window and fell on them, as you see. The landing is so small and the ceilings are high, the window is a tall

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Featured Artwork: Toddler and Tabby Cat, Two Sketches

How about that—a little human along with a kitty! I actually know these two, in fact, they are related: the little girl is my great-niece Cassidy and the kitty is her family kitty, Elsa, one of my great-cats. They’re having a really good nap. I have two sketches in this

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Namir at the Window, Acrylic Painting

Because I worked all day on other things involving Namir, and for the most part my cats were stretched out wherever they could find a cool spot as they have been for days, here is an acrylic painting I did of Namir several years ago. Normally, I’m pretty linear with

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July Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Here in the Shadows”

June was (supposed to be) sunny, July is usually a little too sunny—and hot. But a shady corner next to an open window is a respite from midsummer heat, and sable house panthers tend to melt into the shadows. Seeing my daily photographs you can probably tell I love this

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Daily Sketch Reprise: The Cat Mountains, 2013

When I posted this yesterday I was unhappy with the results of the scan, finding it too contrasty, and mentioned I’d photograph it again in daylight, which I did. This is what you see, above, and it’s far more accurate for color and contrast, while the original scan is below.

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Leaves and Shadows, 2013

Here I’m trying to catch my impression of Jelly Bean on the table by Cat TV, where the leaves from the lilac flutter and the sun comes in at an angle, a little bit of leaf patterning and shadows. The scene itself is actually much darker than this but I

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Hangin’ in the Kitchen, 2013

Giuseppe, Mr. Sunshine and Mimi hang out with me in the kitchen. Often when I draw these five black cats, and even when I don’t but just visualize, I am visualizing their silhouette as a shape, but not paying any attention to their color. That may be stating the obvious

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Garden Sketch With Mimi, 2013

This was not what I’d intended but I like it anyway. It’s Mimi napping in the shadow on the cool bricks among the geraniums, near the vintage aluminum tub where I grow pole beans. Mimi was so happy to be outside she only rested in each position for less than

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Daily Sketch: Sleepy Supervisors, 2014

The boys were scheduled to supervise me in my studio, and had actually situated themselves in the center of my worktable, leaving me just a corner to work with, and then they fell asleep. Good thing I wasn’t scheduled to use the worktable! I got away with whatever I wanted

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Daily Sketch Reprise: A Basket of Sunshine, 2012

Yes, it was just as hard to tell what was in the basket as it appears here. I have no idea how Mr. Sunshine smashed his whole self into this little basket, but he’s been doing it for days now and he thinks he’s pretty clever. But he thinks he’s

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