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Daily Sketch Reprise: Fingerpainting Mewsette, 2014

I’m working on a fairly large landscape that is mainly greens. Mewsette is sleeping on my chair since I’m standing at my easel. She is sufficiently plushy that I decided to do today’s sketch with just the pastel that I had on my fingers, as I did in “Fingerprint Cat”,

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Dreams Multiply

It’s so exciting to share plans, hopes and dreams with others. Sometimes it gives your dreams credibility, and sometimes it actually helps to move them from dreams to reality when others are in on your plans. I do a lot of planning for my work here, from customer’s projects to

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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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A “Feline Style Sampler” Book of My Art Samples

I love to use selections from my portfolio of artwork to gather into a collection of some sort, finding a theme and then a likely way to present the collection, like my calendars. In my “inspiration collection” I have calendars and art and photography books on all subjects that I

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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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