Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
T's are $10 at CatArt shop today!
Been having fun digitalizing oil paintings, for cool t shirt designs!
As new designs are added some older ones are eliminated. Keeps things fresh, and I can't get too lazy about making art. As a professional artist I have to provide my own challenges, means finding new inspirational directions, and taking on tough projects that provide a learning curve Here are two current examples: Taking an oil painting course with realist painter Zane York! And participating in CatCon. Both events providing lots of opportunity to know more about art, social media and business.
The thing I love about designing cat art t shirts is people put them on their bodies and to me, that feels like a huge honor. And confirms cats rock our world!
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020
10x12" oil with acrylic stencil
The event that led to this painting is devastating for our entire country, but especially the black community. We need real and swift change in the USA. If Trump is elected again, we may see a whole new level of hate emerge in our country and the world. Please vote Trump out in November and stop the hate.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Buster is a Christmas commission. Seems every year I get at least one. It's always an honor to do this type of work. Painting a beloved family member who has passed on is an occasion to take pause and reflect on the special qualities that make a pet recognizable, in this case as Buster.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Oil on 8x8" canvas
Incase you can't tell, this painting has many layers. The scene's repainted at least four times. The results never felt quite right and then I decided to hell with it and painted over it with black. It sat that way for months until yesterday when I decided to paint a portrait over it. I noticed some cool scratch marks coming thorough, I felt compelled to give it one last try. I began removing paint until I got what you see now. I really like it, and I've decided to keep it in the family. I'm giving it to my husband Stock for his 70th!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
8x12" acrylic on MDO
Summer has sped by creating enormous change! Artists and the city of Eureka have successfully completed another summer Street Art Fest and we have tons more mural art!
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Acrylic on 8x12' panels
Created for Mendenhall Studios, mounted on 2nd and C in old town Eureka.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Acrylic on mbc board 12x8’
What a gift to work large. After being invited to do a large painting for a huge outdoor wall in old town Eureka with a group of women artists who are also my close friends, we were gifted a giant studio space because the previous tenants left. Timing is everything. The space is ours for one month, that’s just enough time to complete our project. The owner of the studio space would love us to stay indefinitely but, it’s very expensive. We all want the space which enables us to work really big. The current mural project could lead to more offers to do large works. To compete in this kind of market we need a space large enough to do all that large scale painting requires. So now we’re trying to figure out how to raise money to fund our new potential future as large scale painters. We may set up a Patreon page which is a crowd funding platform for art projects! We have to figure this out, fast!
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Both paintings are recycled from old paintings. So many paintings don't work out. They sit gathering dust, piling up in the corner. It takes lots of mediocre works to achieve a level of success. Painting over oldies is a totally different process than normal painting. It requires a sense of adventure and play. For me, this is where I shine. When I'm experimenting it triggers my creative genius. Because the unknown is the most exciting and potentially rewarding place to visit. There's order in chaos.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Painting a beautiful young woman is challenging, the inspiration is there, but it's a delicate process and a humbling one. The idea is to provide enough information but not too much, so for those who knew her there is space for them to enter with their memory of her and fill in the gaps, which completes the painting.
I'm deeply honored to have painted Elira, as I've come to know her through the untimely event of her passing. God bless Elira and her family who have to continue on without her extraordinary presence in their everyday activities.