Friday, February 28, 2014

30 Cats in 30 Days March 2014 OFFICIAL LIST!

well, sort of, I mean it IS the Official Final List, but as the creator of said list I retain all rights to change and switch things around to my own designs...  ha mwa ha!
As it stands, my plan is to paint each cat on the morning of that day so I can post that cat before noon!  But we will see how life plays out-  there may be opportunities for people to watch me paint a cat, maybe I'll even have an Open Studio at our studio space and paint for whoever wants to come watch!  And right now the list is relatively full, with a wee bit of wiggle room as I DO like to accommodate all actual commissions so if you haven't gotten your cat in yet, you can still send me a photo!
I have gone through all submissions and have picked the ones I want to paint, and have given them dates so check below, see if your or your cat's name is on it and tell all your friends!  We'll have an Opening at Diamond's in Northeast Mpls on April 4th, 6 to 8pm!  Wahoo!  I won't have a book ready by then but they will be available soon after!

I think that's about it-  stay tuned for tomorrow's Mystery Cat!!! Ha!

MARCH 1- Mystery Cat (Kat's Pick)
2- Mabel, also known as "Flying Mavis"
3- Callie- Cat for Libby H
4- Roscoe for Michal O
5- Soh for Brad M
6- Kermit for Cindy
7- Marceaux for Carla & Co
8- T.J. for Jeremy H
9- Missy & Abby for Rex
10- Tonki for Zoe J
11- Rudy for Kelly
12- Karl for Lyn & Andrew
13- Kitty for Sarah
14- Chairman Meaow for Laura H
15- Badness for Liana
16- Sophie for Cyn
17- Finnigan for Cyn
18- Surely for Anna D
19- Maeve & Mari for Emily
20- Frankie for Kathy F
21- Aaron for Carolyn B
22- Kayleigh for Jill L
23- Yum-Yum for Ursula
24- Mystery Cat for MaryJane L
25- Dupa for John D
26- Finni for Lisa & Ben
27- Tasha for Betsi K
28- Francine for KA Shroven
29- Mystery Guest
30- Mystery Guest

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Along Cedar Lake

And this will be the last landscape posting for auction!  Take a peek back through the last couple weeks for other available landscapes~  they can be had for under $50 right now, otherwise they will default to their actual value of $75!

The reason for this is CATS!!!!  And MARCH MADNESS!!  Hmm… maybe my first cat SHOULD be crazy…. or perhaps,

Wow!  This one looks rather vertical, although I KNOW it is a 6x6 inch square!  I like that!
Click here to bid or buy!  This is along Cedar Lake, the pull-off for the beach is just ahead on the left~

Monday, February 24, 2014

To Lanesboro, June

Couldn't help it-  I just had to paint some green…. I've been trying to get a handle on my photo archives because I have WAY the HECK TOO MANY PHOTOS on my computer and it's making it run slowly…
Dang-  I am such a collector!  Anyway, I was looking through and reliving memories and came across some lush green roadside photos and just had to paint this one… so here is the painting for today!
And starting this Saturday, March 1, I will be painting one cat a day for the month of March!!!
Nice and blurry and GREEN!!!
6x6 acrylic on panel, click HERE to bid or buy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cedar Lake Parkway, January

Here is the painting for today, from Cedar Lake Parkway~  I liked the light across the road and the darkness of the thick trees~
I've also been working on people again, which is SO much harder for me than animals!  Man, it is SO hard to get the personality to show through... but I'll keep trying!  And DO send me your cat pics!  I'm filling up the list!

And this one, 6x6 acrylic on panel, is available HERE for bid or purchase!  Git yerself some ART!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

From our Middle School Ski Day! Elm Creek Ski Trail

Yes, I did go skiing!  They have great gear at the Elm Creek Three Rivers Park place~  It was cold as heck but gorgeous sunny brilliant!
I love the little pop of shaggy orange-  a bush behind the tree-  love that snow too!  Wow!
6x6 acrylic on panel, click here to bid or buy!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cedar Ave Exit Ramp

Hey!  Thanks so much for all the great comments about the "TAMARACKS" from earlier this week!  I did not know so much about them!  I think it's the word play I liked…

And here is another lovely clump of trees-  these are just off Cedar Ave as you are heading to Apple Valley and turn off on MacDouglas, I think?  As if you are heading to the MN Zoo, you know?  The light was hitting them so beautifully!  Amazing how gorgeous these little scraps of forest can be...

I just SO love playing with the sky!
6x6 acrylic on panel, bid or buy HERE!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday! "Windswept Cedars"

Here's today's painting!  MUCH later post than I'd like- and I kinda like the title "Windswept Tamaracks" better but I don't know if these ARE tamaracks...  how can you tell?  They are right by Cedar Lake, so hence, the name...

I DO really like the purples in here!
6x6 acrylic on panel, click to bid or buy, starting bids at $30, Buy at $65!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Painting Class from Last Week!

Sorry I am so late!  I meant to get these posted earlier!
 The chairs were student homework from last week, to paint a chair and include the shadows of the legs...

 And the other ones are all the old "one stroke per color" painting of random objects from the studio!  I think everyone did an excellent job, didn't they?~

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sunset Past SeaSalt, Lake Calhoun

And here is today's painting!  Those skies, framed by the branches, just mesmerize me…. thankfully I am skilled at one-handed photo taking out the side window.  This is just one of my many talents…
And it's always a lovely surprise to look at the photos and see how well they turned out!

Oh, that is Sea Salt to the lower right, behind the deep red stop sign…
This one is also 6x6 acrylic on panel, ready to hang, click HERE to bid or buy!

And just a mention-  this year's "30 Cats in 30 Days" Project is getting underway!  Send me your cats!  more info is forthcoming!  I just hesitate to send out too many e-mails at once, and what with our incredible anniversary this weekend at the shanties and my really fun and  exciting big Feminist show this weekend, I thought maybe my faithful readers would be feeling a bit besieged….

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Down 36th To Lake Calhoun

Sorry!  I TOTALLY missed yesterday-  been feeling under the weather and a few too many "Winter Yesses" as a friend told me-  She said her daughters made her promise to stop saying YES to projects in the mid winter because January is INCREDIBLY short and Spring seems deceptively far away in December and then you get SLAMMED with all this crazy responsibility you took on when it seemed like you had all kinds of time!!!
So anyway, here is another sweet little view of Lake Calhoun, and I have had to increase my initial bidding price from $25 to $30 because I'm covering taxes and fees out of those and since so many lucky people are snagging these little jewels for so little, I hope you'll forgive the increase!
The sun was just coming over Lakewood Cemetery as Max and I headed towards the Lake on our way to school last week!  I love these brilliant illuminated mornings!
SO click HERE to bid for $30 or to BUY for $65!  6x6 acrylic on panel, ready to hang!