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One Very Fluffy Cat, in Acrylics

Hello! My name is Cindy, and it’s been thirty days since my last post.  However, it’s a painting post rather than a pen and ink post. That’s something!

Super Fluffy Cat, 5″ x 7″ acrylics

Back in January or so I promised to trade a 5″ x 7″ canvas painted with a cat. Then I got painter’s block and didn’t paint until, well, this weekend. Considering my apparent reluctance to practice and my novice level skills with paints – something I would love to remedy but I find it hard to make myself sit down and paint – somehow this cat looks like a cat! He went through some crazy transformations as I tried to figure out what I was doing (see progress pics below).

I’m trying to determine how to best motivate myself for the next painting (please reply if you have a suggestion). I’m considering trying to do some fantasy type paintings for the art show at another convention later this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve also done some new pen and ink art cards, but I’m gonna hold them for the next post. :D

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Here is the handsome reference subject, a Main Coon called Relaxing Tiger Tamaris.

Muriel’s Patented Pet Perch and a Motorcycle, Pen & Ink

Muriel’s Patented Pet Perch
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Endive the Beaked Tamarin was just a wee tomato of a pet when Muriel designed the hat contraption for him. Now that he’s grown, he is a bit more of a (literal) pain in the neck.

And here is a purple motorbike. With a couple of goofy beasts. Made for a silent auction for the Miracle Ride Foundation.

Jethro, Tully and Gertrude
5″ x 7″ Copics, fine liners white gel pen (matted)

Thanks for stopping in! Apologies for erratic posting. I suspect most of you know what that’s like!

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Feline Hat Fanciers, Pen & Ink

Three Feline Hat Fanciers (click to enlarge)
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Black background and text added digitally

It’s been a slow art week because my regular job has been busy. Which is not my favorite kind of week! Fancy cats seems to be my fall back position at the moment. I guess I can deal with it though I feel the need to mention (again), that I am in fact a dog person. A dog person who likes cats. Cats are cool. But the world may need more dogs in fancy clothes so I am going to try to switch!

Hello Paint Party Friday, which I am entering quite late.

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Three Cats and a Bontebok, Totally Fancy

Three Cats and a Bontebok
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liner, gel pens

Pierre Gruyere, Ragdoll Prince with Royal Ward, and Duchess Bontebok. I may need to dial back on the ruffs. Sometimes they come out much better than other times! But I do not feel the same about the snood (the hairnet kinda thing on the Duchess). Partly because it’s called a SNOOD. Next time perhaps there’ll be a wimple!

Lots of progress pics! I’ve been asked several times how I do the slideshows. It is a free* WordPress plugin called “Portfolio Slideshow”.  I have been using it for almost two years and I like it. Though I’ve been thinking I should do a video.

(Bontebok reference photo.) Thanks for dropping in!

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*Of course if you find a plugin useful, it sure is nice to give them a donation.

Love Triangle, Fancy Feline Edition

Lady Hisst
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copic markers, uni PIN pens, gel pen

You may remember Lady Mrowr from just a few days ago. This is her sister and rival, Lady Hisst. Both are currently vying for the affections of Sir Thom Kyatten, Duke of Dandelion (below).

Lady Mrowr, Lady Hisst, and Sir Thom Kyatten, Duke of Dandelion
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

I know I was hooked on themed mermaids just a short week ago, but I may be switching to animals in elegant attire for a while. Super fun, you should try it. :)

Submitted to Paint Party Friday! Happy PPF! Thanks for dropping in!

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Day 30 and Lived to Tell the Tale

Happy Paint Party Friday!  And holy cow, we made it! Day 30 of 30 Paintings in 30 days!

Leana, Lady of Cats
8″ x 10″ acrylics and ink on canvas board

Though I did not get enough sleep (and got off to a slow start), the challenge has been fantastic! And though I did several smaller works for a total of 30 in 30 days, these 19 acrylic paintings really represent what I hoped to accomplish this month. (And this little gallery is much more than I expected from one month!)

The First Eleven, January 2014
Various sizes, acrylic, ink, gel pen

The Final Eight, January 2014
Various sizes, acrylics, ink, gel pen

I suppose some of these might go in my shop (sadly neglected these past 30 days)! Some need some finishing, though. Lots of progress pics for each over the last 30 days of posts. (I think I skipped 2 days, possibly 3.)

Many thanks to Leslie Saeta for hosting!

And next, it’s off to 29 Faces, where I hope to continue painting. But with slightly more sleep. Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone for the encouraging notes!

And one more thing! I have linked to 50 Canvases in 2014, over at wonderstrange!

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Animal Hat Masquerade, in Acrylics

I was going to say “Cat Hat” instead of “Animal Hat”, but I suspect it looks more like a bear hat, or possibly a brown wolf hat?  I shall call it a cat-bear-wolf hat.

Animal Hat Masquerade
6″ x 8″ Acrylics canvas on 3/4″ frame

Submitted for the topic “Disguise” at Illustration Friday. And it is Day 26 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge!

You will see in the progression photos (still quite amateur quality photography), I changed colors quite a few times. Maybe I should have stuck to blues and the first, lighter blue background. I’m also not totally sold on that bulky blue-green tunic. But I must stop here and move on!

Thanks for stopping in!

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Day 20! Tiny Portraits Tell a Tragic Tale

Day 20 of the 30-day challenge.

Six Marriages, One Cat
8″ x 10″ Acrylics with a little ink and gel pen

Henrietta and Rupert were together through all six of her marriages. The second and fifth, Sydney and Lars, died quite unexpectedly. Vicious rumors accuse Rupert of having been the cause of at least one of those accidents (as well as two of four divorces). He was still robust at twenty-four years old, which was the last time anyone saw Henrietta or Rupert alive.

Submitted for the topic “Beginning” at Illustration Friday. Six marriages, two funerals, and four divorces is a lot of beginning over. Even if your loyal cat sees you through it all.

Henrietta is maiden number 145.

Hooray, it’s an 8×10! The background could use additional layers but at one painting a day and work tomorrow, it’s going to have to stop here. Don’t be surprised if many of the next ten days involve tiny portraits, apparently my new favorite thing.

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More Santa Hats!

Santa Hats, 2013
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

From left to right: Butterscotch in Santa Hat, Santa Mime in a Light Snow, Earl in Santa Hat and Camelid in Santa Hat (It’s “camelid” because I am not sure if the original image was a llama or a camel, and camelid conveniently covers both.)

I’m also not sure how I ended up with so many fawn-colored creatures.  So here is a gray festive donkey! I would like a donkey. But the neighbors would not like that.

Donkey with Wreath
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copic markers

Not many pics for a slideshow. Next time there will be plenty. Stay safe, everyone! And stay calm, if possible!

Snow Beasts Winter Art Cards

Llama in Santa Gear; Cat in Blue Parka
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Ever since Helen discovered she could sew, she’d taken a keen interest in dressing her llama, Reynaldo. He took it stoically.

Camilla the cat’s human was less a seamstress and more a shopper. Fortunately, Camilla only needed to don the crazy suits for photos, and then she was freed.

Two Snow Dogs in Hats
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Snow dogs! Hats! I am particularly fond of the hat on the left, though Henry looks terribly sad. He is not sad – though he will play up this look for extra snacks. His Uncle Theodore is more a scarf guy. Well, scarves and also snacks.

And here’s some winter cards from last year-

Snow Cards from 2012
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Happy Holidays to all! Thanks for stopping in!

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