Archive for April, 2010

“One day seven years ago I found myself saying to myself — I can’t live where I want to — I can’t go where I want to go–I can’t do what I want to — I can’t even say what I want to –….I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to.”   –  Georgia O’Keeffe



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The first painting here is inspired by the grey feline in my life, Bella.  Bella is a diva and would never tolerate waiting to receive a birthday present – she would demand to receive it immediately.  With this in mind, the kitty in the painting definitely called for a grumpy expression.  With the second painting I was experimenting with colour when the owl appeared out of nowhere and demanded to be painted.  Both of these paintings have been sold.

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This orange tabby cat painting was inspired by an incident with my cat Ferdinand.  Ferdinand happened to be staying with my boyfriend’s parents for a bit while we were on vacation.  His parents had a budgie which lived in a cage in their kitchen.  At some point a loud crash was heard which turned out to be the cage being disturbed.  By the time someone was able to get to the kitchen the budgie was missing.  Shortly thereafter the budgie and Ferdinand were both discovered on the stairs to the basement.  Unfortunately the budgie was dead – however, it was completely untouched.  We have theorized that Ferdinand was interested in the budgie, went on the kitchen table near the cage and pawed at it causing it to topple over.  Then, the budgie flew out of the cage and away, with Ferdinand following it.  Finally, the budgie had a heart attack from fright and ended up dying.  We really don’t know if this is what transpired that day but the moral of the story is you really can’t be too careful with cats and birds!

The painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 8 x 10 inches.  It has been sold.

Update:  Prints of this painting are now being offered in my Etsy shop!

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Evening Calm

Acrylic on watercolour paper – 4 x 6 inches

This painting has been sold.

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