Tabby Cat....commission for vets. He looks very proud of himself this young man! I am lucky enough to get to draw all these wonderful animals for a vet. He provides the families with an A5 portrait print of their pet as part of his VIP club. This means I have all the original A4 drawings which i am happy to sell.
Gentleman Cat was modelled on a victorian oil painting with a special family cat as the star of the show! Part of a pair for a special Christmas present.
Swanky cats was a commission I did recently. The image is A3 and was sooooo much fun to do!
You Can’t See Me~
Painted this today in my sketchbook :) it was cold for the first time this morning so wanted to paint something autumnal.
A naughty cat by all accounts!
Play of shadows & light at leaves
Graphite and iron oxide from acid mine runoff on watercolor paper
The safest place :,)
'Lucky' Such a beautiful face to draw...nearly done!
Quick doodle of cats cats cats for International Cat Day, 8 August 2018.
Commission portrait. Gorgeous tabby cat. Drawn in black and white line using fineliner's.
Study of bird at light and shadows of leaves
"Jungle Cat" Drawn with a Pilot Falcon SEF using Platinum Carbon Ink and painted with Holbein watercolors.
6x6in, acrylic on canvas, completed in 3 days. No name, no identification, just a date. It's neither here nor there.
Pandemic caricature self portrait no3.... Waiting for the Muse, or maybe Tears of the Clown?
Colored pencil on toned tan paper
Illustration for K2 Snowboarding that can be seen on the 2016 Happy Hour
Acrylic on wood
The source reference image was from an impromptu photo shoot I did several years ago. The available light in the room was magical and the model was just sitting there meditating.
Pencil, Charcoal Pencil, Pastel Pencils on 9” x 12” Strathmore Archival Sketchbook Paper.
Acrylic on paper
Furry pals :)
A quick painting and birthday gift for someone I'm very close with. The week is almost done, just in time for it to start again. Here's to the fact that I'll finally get to do double backs on Saturday, and that's getting me through the week. I don't know, today has been great and horrible all at once. I feel like I need to catch my breath, but I can't.
Focused & Caturday
Poppies are among my favorite flowers---vibrant AND delicate. Great swaths of "bread poppies" garnish our garden. We harvest seeds for lemon-seed cake and poppy-seed rolls. (No, we don't harvest that other stuff.) They reseed generously and we have beautiful crops of red and purple flowers each year. I've been working on this colored pencil drawing for the past week. Enclosed are some images of the progress over that time.
Cute cat on pink background.
Brushpen and Inktense on sketchbook. She
Calico kitty in my sketchbook
Where do I begin with this one? This is a drawing of my dad and I; the picture was taken back in 2006, a happier time, I suppose. I don't commonly think about my dad, I don't necessarily think about how much I miss him or how I wish I could see him again, so it was odd for me to sit and look through old photos. I don't really know my dad; I do, but I don't. My dad was physically part of my life for 10 years, the second half of those were not the best. Mental illness, self medicating for years, debt, heroin, arguments, threats, uncertainty. I feel like I remember the negative more because I was older, my parents couldn't hide it from me like they used to. At the same time, when he was sober and stable, life was good. Life was great, things felt complete. So here I am, 6 years since he died. I don't want to say his image is fading, but I know less of who he was than I did before. I see the good from some (the ones who praise him, who act like he was a saint), and I see the bad from others (the one who felt the pain). I suppose I no longer see my view, my memories aren't there anymore. I don't necessarily feel sad, the anger has faded, and I can't say I'm happy. Maybe I'll figure it out one day, but, for now, it is what it is.
Illustration for Howling Wolf song ”I Aint Superstitious”
Brush pen on paper.