Saturday, December 20, 2014

'Self Portrait at 62, detail' by Jim McVicker

This is a detail of my head from a larger 72x48 Self Portrait. Back in August I posted the start. This is the finished version.

Friday, December 19, 2014

"A Flower in Her Hair" by Joyce Jonte

"A Flower in Her Hair" measuring 11" by 20". Original watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb paper. To bid, click here.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

'Florence' by RK Schlueter

Oil on 8x8" canvas
Another cat painting from public domain. The original photo is black and white. Working from monochromatic images is really fun because the values are easy to see and I can have the challenge of inventing color relationships. This painting will be on exhibit at Sewell Gallery for the month of January. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lost in Thought by Andrew Daniel

"Lost in Thought" by Andrew Daniel
14" x 11" oil on wood panel
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Man, I'm managing so many social media sites, I get all flipped around and keep forgeting to post on Tuesdays! 

In this painting I was experimenting with using more saturated colors, to see if I could make my paintings more interesting. It was a fun project that taught me a lot about how far color can be ushed and still have a believable painting. 

"Roses & Green Plate," by Alicia Tredway

7 X 5 inches oil on mylar
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Regret" by Joyce Jonte

"Regret" measuring 6" by 8"
Original watercolor and gouache on wood panel. Spray fixed and ready to hang. To bid, click here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

'Babe' oil by RK Schlueter

oil on 8x10" canvas
This is a commission piece. Seems every year around this time I get asked to paint at least one pet portrait. This request is an honor and in a small way I feel part of the family.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Pinky" by Andrew Daniel (with video)

 This is a time lapse video of my process

"Pinky" by Andrew Daniel
9" x 14" oil on wood panel

"Red Lamp With Lemons," by Alicia Tredway

This painting will be available in the Sewell gallery for the month of January.
Oil on mylar 14 x 19

Sunday, December 7, 2014

'Trinidad Arch' by Jim McVicker

I painted this watercolor this summer and then did some studio work to it yesterday. 10x14 watercolor on paper

Friday, December 5, 2014

"Pinot Noir" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Pinot Noir" measuring 5.75" by 7.25". Watercolor and gouache on poplar. Spray fixed and ready to hang. To bid, click here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Cat Town Cafe has opened for business in Oakland, CA.  The cafe is the first of its kind in the US and offers coffee and free roaming kitties who are available for adoption!  
"Chief" prints will be part of their upcoming feline art exhibit.  The opening reception is December 5th 4:00-7:00pm, 50% of the proceeds from art sales will go to the cafe and adoption center. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"Mendocino Morning" by Alicia Tredway

I painted this several years back on location but wasn't pleased so it got filed away. I revived it this week with the help of a photograph and like it better now.  To bid on ebay click here

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sun Bathing (w/video)by Andrew Daniel

Here is a video where I describe my process of making this painting.

"Sun Bather" by Andrew Daniel
11" x 14" oil on wood
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Friday, November 28, 2014

"Moonlight" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Moonlight" measuring 11" by 14.75". Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press. To bid, click here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

oil on 8x10" panel
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Her name is Pearl, she was painted all prima and she has a sweet thing I love about painting cats is it triggers my imagination. I begin by finding a reference image, and as I paint, an individual begins to emerge. Often the color of the cat comes last. Thank you for visiting our blog!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Rose and Wine Glass" by Alicia Tredway

This is a small painting (6 x 6) and the set up was inside a lighted box-like affair similar to Carol Marine's setup and painted in the alla prima style. To bid click here

Ready For Sun by Andrew Daniel


"Ready For Sun" by Andrew Daniel

Oil on wood panel
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I'm trying different painting approaches out with these small portraits
to get a feel for how I want to do things. In this piece I tried using
purple in the shadows and yellow in the highlights of the head band. I
also focused on using loose wet on wet brushwork.

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Strength" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Strength" measuring 10" by 16" on Kilimanjaro 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'Cupcake' by RK Schlueter

Oil on 8x8" canvas
Painted Bella yesterday, picked a silly photo just to practice painting. It's a silly painting too, but lovable, I think, Stock says it's scary... worked hard all day to take it as far as I could with the time I had.