Mercy/Failure/WIP 30 in 30 day 15

I didn’t finish a painting today. Thought I was almost there with a little painting about a horse, but I was Cecilia Gimenezing the hell out of that horses’s face, so I’ll let that thing sit for a while. Spent most of the day, some much needed time, with my family. My husband made me a delicious Valentines Day dinner. I hate guns. I hate the NRA.

Here is a 12″ x 12″ in progress and a corny song – the first song I can remember really liking. I was 3 or 4 years old when first I heard its tinny sound coming out of the transistor radio on the top of the refrigerator, and I thought there were tiny people inside there, singing for me.

WIP3Sisters

A Cat May Look at a Queen – 30 in 30 Day 14

Almost half way there today for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Phew! Glad that February is a short month. Nice to think by the last day, we’ll be in lion-lamb territory with spring just around the corner

“A Cat May Look at a King,” oil on canvas, 7″ x 5″

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ACatMayLookAtAKing

30 in 30 day 13 – Old Buzz

Getting to the point in the challenge where I’m thinking damn, this is tough. Almost didn’t  make it today but pulled through late with this little 7″ x 5″ oil on board.

“Old Buzz.”

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OldBuzz

30 in 30 day 12 – Midwinter Dream

Painted last night while the snow fell outside. I keep wondering when my seed catalogues will appear in my mailbox. Do companies still send seed catalogues?

Oil on canvas, 7″ x 5″

MidWinterDream

30 in 30 day 11 – Sheep

One of the things that I like best about the 30 in 30 challenge is that it forces me to work more quickly and simplify things. I know this makes my paintings better, but I tend to forget and get fussy – and knowing something isn’t always the same as doing it. I’m pretty pleased with this little painting, and I hope I can remember to keep it simple after this month is over.

Sheep

“Sheep”

Oil on cradled wood panel, 5″ x 5″

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30 in 30 Day 10 – What Canary?

When you realize (again) that your sweet cat is actually a skilled and savage beast, aren’t you glad that the size disparity between the two of you isn’t reversed? I always am.

Oil on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 4″

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WhatCanary-

30 in 30 Day 9 – Love Bites

At the intersection of dogs and love – “Love Bites,” oil on wood, 8″ x 8″, $135

Was at Valkarie Gallery February 14 – March 11 as part of “Every Dog Has Its Day” – Chinese New Year year of the dog invitational exhibit.

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LoveBites

Wakeful-30 in 30 Day 8

Simple paintings for stressful times.

Oil on canvas, 8″ x 6″

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Wakeful

The Wolf at the Door -30 in 30 day 7

Another painting for the Year of the Dog. Oil on cradled wood panel, 8″ x 8″

WolfAtTheDoor

Bob’s Miss Kitten – 30 in 30 day 6

Oil & beeswax on canvas board, 7″ x 5″

MissKitten

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My daughter and her boyfriend have been thinking about getting a cat. They’ve been pouring over the internet listings of Denver area shelters. Our whole family has become interested in this hypothetical cat, and my son Bob thinks an orphaned cat who looks a little like she’s been dropped on her face if her face was made of unfired clay is just perfect. So much so that he made her photo the screen saver on the computer in the living room. The shelter estimates her age to be around 9 years old and they have named her “Miss Kitten.”