New Wood-mounted Art and Photos

black caton art table
Giuseppe takes a shift guarding the new stuff as it dries.

I’m working my way through the ideas everyone suggested and the ones I’d collected for these wood-mounted prints. The last group were mostly art and daily sketches, and this next group is mostly favorite photographs.

two tortoiseshell cats
A Tangle of Torties 6″ x 8″ wood-mounted print

These wood blocks are also new, made in Canada with non-imported woods and non-toxic adhesives which I much prefer to the others that were made in China. They also come in a much larger variety of sizes and also the depth of the cradling on the back, either a little under 1″ or a generous and attractive 1.5″ (can you tell I like that style?) so they accommodate a greater number of images.

Out of necessity, I need to create these in groups of roughly as many as I can fit on my table. Below, I have them all laid out with their coat of paint drying, each with its own paint jar or tape roll beneath so they dry evenly without touching anything. It may look like wood blocks to you, but to Bean it looks like a table covered with kitty-sized pedestals and he really really really wants to get up there and sit on one!

He tried, and when it fell over he fled. No one was hurt, but I thought I’d let him learn his own lesson—I certainly wasn’t convincing him!


wood blocks ready for artwork
What does this look like to you?
black cat looking at art stuff
But what do they look like to Jelly Bean? A bunch of kitty-sized pedestals!

black cat watching art
That brush contains glue! But Mimi is mightily unhappy she is not permitted on the table when I’m working.

First they are sanded then painted. When that dries I adhere the art, let it dry and trim to the exact edges of the block. Then a coat of clear matte finish and it sits for a day to make sure it’s dried completely.

This means that a prime feline hangout is off limits while I’m making these…just imagine the mix of paints and glues and finishes…and black cat hair. But you can be sure they manage to tiptoe among them. All has worked out well so far.

Here is a gallery of the new images–click on one to go to Etsy and read more about it.


hand-colored linoleum block print of cat
Tortie Girls wood-mounted hand-colored 9″ x 12″print set.
hand-colored linoleum block print of cat
The Roundest Eyes wood-mounted hand-colored 9″ x 12″print.
hand-colored linoleum block print of cat
The Roundest Eyes wood-mounted hand-colored 9″ x 12″print

two tortoiseshell cats
A Tangle of Torties 6″ x 8″ wood-mounted print.
photo of cat sleeping on books
Kelly in the Cat Library 8″ x 10″ wood-mounted print.
print of cartoon with cat
“Being Used As a Fort” cartoon 6″ x 8″ wood-mounted print.

five black cats at the door
Five at the Door “8” x 10″ wood-mounted print
photo of five black cats
Five Black Cats in a Line black and white “8” x 10″ wood-mounted print.
color photo of five black cats
Five Black Cats in a Line color “8” x 10″ wood-mounted print

black cat in the midst of stuff
A stern Mimi tells me to get to work.

Mimi has been a pretty stern taskmaster, sitting in my studio and indicating that I should stop fooling around and photographing her children or whatever other frivolous activity I’ve indulged in until I come in and get to work.

Once again, Mimi upstages my art and I have to change plans.

But there are times when she thinks she should have all the attention, as when she upstages my photography as she’s done before. Mimi is famous for her photobombs, but I also know she enjoys my company when I’m working.


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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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