Thursday, November 15, 2012

I've made cat prints available, as well

...and forgot to mention that...

"Beloved Cat"
This is one of my favorite paintings of my cats...I can't seem to let the original go, but the prints have been quite popular!
You can find Fuzz, who was one of the sweetest animals I ever shared my home with. He arrived on my front porch in the middle of a blizzard one winter night; he was so lovable I was sure his owners must be devastated. I put ads in the paper to try to find his home, but no one ever responded...he lived with us for 18 years, and I still miss him.

Those big green eyes were so solemn and trusting--he loved everyone, and never met a human he didn't want to cuddle up to. Wouldn't you love to pet that soft fur? I did...

I loved playing with a variety of watercolor techniques to express the intimate relationship with with this my Etsy shop.

My fine art prints come to you backed and covered with protective acetate, ready for you to mat and frame to fit your decor. 

Meet Sophie!  She'll keep your place in your book or magazine...
I'm also having fun making original watercolor and ink bookmarks...ORIGINAL watercolor
on archival paper, they're 1.5 x 7 inches.  This one was using the primaries...lots of fun!

I do a lot of demonstrations of techniques for my classes, books, and articles...many of them are just color swatches testing pigments, demonstrating washes or brush strokes, or showing texturing techniques. I decided to make some of these into bookmarks (ACEOs to come!) and make them available here.

I let the color, shapes, and textures suggest what I want to add to the design...cats (of course!), nature, Celtic crosses...and who knows what's next? The three bookmarks shown here are examples of what I'm inspired by.

I'm feeling frugal AND creative, and it's delightful!

My husband and I love to read, and we often use bookmarks made from my demonstrations or cropped from paintings...the bookmarks are surprising sturdy, as much as we read they really get hard use!

These have been punched to accept a satin ribbon chosen to complement the color; they're signed on the back. I hope you enjoy using them, and reading your favorite books.
I use pH-neutral paper and pigments that will survive the test of time.

(On your screen these bookmarks will look larger than they do in reality.)

Take a peek, if you like, there are lots of other bookmark designs , prints, and original paintings!


  1. Your watercolours are so beautiful - thanks for the beauty & alll the hints - tips - & lessons

  2. You're welcome, and thank you so much for the kind words!

  3. SUCH a pretty kitty! Beautiful watercolor as well!

    1. Thank you, Sherry, he WAS a beauty, as well as being incredibly sweet.

  4. Beautiful watercolor of your cat. Such a fresh touch with the paint and you've captured his personality as well!

  5. Wow, Cathy, this is a beautiful portrait of Fuzz. I am completely, totally, and utterly blown away by the colors, textures, and technique - and I haven't even gotten to the cat yet, with it's perfect pout and wet nose! (Do cats have wet noses?) I'm not sure why I haven't been here in so long, but this one picture has made it totally worth my while. Love how what you left out is every bit as important as what you left in. I am on the long slow watercolor path upward and seeing this makes me want to paddle faster! Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Dan! And indeed they do have wet noses. I hope you're enjoying your watercolor journey!

  6. preciosos gatos
    yo adoro los gatos :)


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