Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Horse Painting

This guy is pretty big, 30"x30" on heavy, gallery wrapped canvas.  I named him 'A Moment,' because he has stopped his movement for just that space in time. For sale. colorcatstudios101.etsy.com. You can also find closeups on the website. Love him!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Michelangelo Quote

Here's a quote by Michelangelo that I put on one of my photos. Love the photo; love the quote.

King, Lion Painting Closeup

A small portion of one of my #Lion #paintings. He wants your wall! Click on colorcatstudios101.etsy.com and he is yours!

Three Dimensions in Three Values

Beautiful marble floor in New Orleans illustrating three dimensions so perfectly. This was in the lobby of our hotel, Harrah's, in New Orleans. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cats Cats Cats!

I'll paint your pet, any color, size and price! Check site for my style and ask questions!
Here are some closeups showing the layers and the textured finish.



Camille Pissarro Quote

It's a good day! #Pissarro quote on my painting.  We love our French press.  Anybody else out there a coffee lover?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tools of the Trade

An artist's studio, at least THIS artist's studio, has these lovelies!

Guy on Fire

Love this guy. This collage was a blast to create and every time I look at him I smile.  Couldn't resist naming him 'Guy... On... Fire!' Ha ha!  This on-fire handsome with a happy secret can be yours at colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.  
 A couple clicks and I'll pop him in the mail for you!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Teeny Tiny Art Time!!!

It's Teeny Tiny Art Time! Yay! A tiny study of Portofino Plaza in blues. I did this one in a few minutes whilst waiting for a ballroom dancing son.


Galaxy Leaf Painting

This monoprint painting glows with jewel-like brilliance in iridescent paint! It looks like the leaf is floating on a galaxy of stars. Ive posted some cool closeups for you. Make it yours at colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.

You can see that it's very reflective and shows different colors at various angles.  Love.

Oh, man, this is beautiful. It does look like outer space.


When I work in this style, the paintings have an incredible depth that really draws you in. Check them out!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bicycle Painting!

#bicycle #painting for your wall! You click, I'll send! colorcatstudios101.etsy.com

God's Creation

Ferns as art. My favorite plant this spring. What a Creator God we have! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wunkerfunkin, Abstract Painting

With this one, it's all about mood, #colors and texture. One click shop at colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.  I gave it a good name, too: Wunkerfunkin! Kind of sums it up.

Your Brain

The study of your brain is fascinating. A little challenge for you here.. You have to shut off one side of your brain in order to read this correctly. No fair blurring your vision!

Artists are good at accessing both sides of their brains and switching back and forth.  Try it!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

An Artist's Desk, continued

An artist's desk. Continually changing and always busy. I'm preparing for a show here. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pablo Picasso Quote

Here's a Picasso quote on part of one of my paintings, and a true reflection of my working habits. This is completely how I work because my mind skips and races ahead of my hands.

Lion Door Knocker Painting

Just listed, this powerful little 5"x7" stunner is color saturated. Big impact in a very small space! colorcatstudios101.etsy.com will give you all kinds of details, and one easy click will make it yours.

Always in art you go with surprises and 'mistakes,' and let the creativity flow around it. These surprises and unplanned flows of color either ruin the painting or make it. On rare occasion everything goes as planned, and this is one of those rare occasions.  This lion is perfect! If someone commissions me to do another one like it, I am in big trouble!




Monday, May 16, 2016

Jabberwock Gears Painting

Just listed this steampunk painting on colorcatstudios101.etsy.com. I named it Jabberwock for a very complex reason which I will explain later. It would look great on your walls!

The textures are the star in this baby.  Golds and blacks drip and melt into the blues and the layered background makes it endlessly fascinating.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rangoon Creeper Painting for Sale

 Just listed these lovelies. You can find the full description at colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.

Oh my goodness, I love the layers in this fresh, fun painting! And you would love it too, on your wall. Click on the above mentioned site; a click will make it yours.






Teeny Tiny Art Time!!!

It's once again... Teeny Tiny Art Time! Yay! Only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2", it's sure to cheer you! I love these little birds, above the cares of this world.

An Artist's Studio (part 6,781)

Hey, my test paper doesn't look so bad! Maybe I'll use THAT for something! colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Summertime Painting

Celebrating summer with this breezy nod to the beach and all those warm summer places. Love this because of the fresh immediacy of wax crayon, pen, paint and maps! 

Paintbrushes and STUFF

Tools of the trade.  Very well used tools of the trade.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Metal Embossing Piece

This embossed beauty is stunning in many layers, from my treatment of the wood and metal to the paint layers. For sale. I gave the metal turquoise/green layers to mimic aging and oxidization, and treated the outside edges of the wood in the same way to bring it together. Lovely!


Peter Max

A little Peter Max to brighten your day. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sold Abstract Painting

Sold! I painted this in many layers to draw you in. Iron oxide grey with mica flakes makes it fascinating. Love!

An Artist's Desk, the Continuing Saga

Refilling my watercolor palettes today. A marriage made in heaven, Sennelier's honey watercolors; Rose Opera, Cinerous Blue, Yellow Light. All else is just fluff. 

Art History, Somewhat Shortened

Yep. True, that. Pretty much all you need to know.

Quote on Art

This is a Feiffer quote on my art.  Very true.  Just one more reason I stuff my art students with facts, tools and skills.

'Oh My!' Bear Painting

'Oh My!' Bear is one of my favorite fellows. I gave him a slightly lost look, as if he's wondering exactly what just happened.  Guaranteed to start conversations and cheer your home. :) colorcatstudios101.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Self Portrait

Actually, there are all kinds of things in this photo that make it a #selfportrait. At the art faire with my work. It was a fn and profitable day.  Colorcatstudios101.etsy.com


Sold, Geranium Painting

Sold! My geranium painting  celebrating life. Colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.

My garden is no end of inspiration for me. This year I have some blazing red geraniums that are stunning. Had to paint them!

Art 1 Class

I am going to miss these guys. Already taking registrations for next school year. Trainingcenterclasses.com


Monday, May 9, 2016

Rene Magritte

Once again, Rene Magritte, in his unusual take on surrealism. Just to make you smile.

Freaky Facts

Your freaky fact for the day, on top of my paint palette. If studied extensively on this and it is fascinating.

Sold - Poppy Painting

Sold! Poppy painting at the art faire.  Really love this one, and it was a joy to paint.  First I did a couple hours of sketching at my favorite nursery, Arbor Gate, wandering among the lovelies. I walked around with my pen and watercolor pad until satisfied and tired.  Of course I stopped at the poppies because they are one of only a handful of flowers that I CAN'T grow!

But I can paint them!

Oh my goodness, I love the textures, and the colors are one of my favorite combinations,nailing with being deep,y saturated.  Love!