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Paintings of Cats on Fences

Today I am sharing a collection of paintings that I have done featuring cats sitting on fences. The originals sell fast and I am busy painting more that are very similar to these. I also have some ideas to create scenes with cats on stairs, cats in a boat and cats in a row eating dinner. My ideas come faster than I can paint, so it’s a good thing I can offer prints.

All of these images are for sale in my Etsy shop as poster prints in two sizes- 8″x10″ and 11″x14″. You can also get them on 5″x7″ cards.

They are also available on a wide selection of home decor and gift items in my Society6 shop. I have placed some links below, but if you need help finding something specific, feel free to contact me.

Cat on a Fence in the Moonlight

Cat on a Fence in the Moonlight Prints

This orange tabby is gazing at the big full moon on an Autumn night.

Cat on a Fence in the Moonlight Etsy Prints

Cat on a Fence in the Moonlight Etsy Cards

Cat on a Fence in the Moonlight Society6 Gifts and Home Decor

Cat Beach Sunset

Cat Beach Sunset Prints

Four cats sitting on a fence at the beach during sunset watching the birds dive for fish.

Cat Beach Sunset Etsy Prints

Cat Beach Sunset Etsy Cards

Cat Beach Sunset Society6 Gifts and Home Decor

Cats on a Fence

Cats on a Fence Print

The moon is out and the sun is still setting. These cats are taking in this breathtaking moment. I painted the original on a piece of wood. You can see the wood grain texture.

Cats on a Fence Etsy Prints

Cats on a Fence Etsy Cards

Cats on a Fence Society6 Gifts and Home Decor

Cat Beach Sunset 2

Cat Beach Sunset 2 Prints

Those cats are very focused on the birds in the water. It is just so much fun painting these scenes. I absolutely love cats, and I really enjoy painting water and sunsets.

As of this posting the original acrylic painting 8″x10″ on wood is available in my Etsy Shop.

Cat Beach Sunset 2 Etsy Prints

Cat Beach Sunset 2 Etsy Cards

Cat Beach Sunset 2 Society6 Gifts and Home Decor

Siamese Cat in the Moonlight

Siamese Cat in the Moonlight Print

A Siamese cat on a Summer night gazing at a lake under a mountain range.

Siamese Cat in the Moonlight Etsy Prints

Siamese cat in the Moonlight Etsy Cards

On Society6, you can find this image on mugs, serving trays, coasters and more cool stuff. Click the link below to take you to the shop, then scroll down to see more items. Feel free to contact me if you need help finding an item.

Siamese cat in the Moonlight Society6 Gifts and Home Decor

It is time for me to get back to painting. Have a cat-tastic day!

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Rough Sea Painting

I love everything about the ocean, the beautiful soothing blue colors, the smell of the salt air, the sound of sea gulls squawking and waves crashing onto the shore. That’s why I enjoy painting it so much. I get to play with those lovely blue paint colors, mixing and swirling them together, getting lost into the scene as I work on the foam and the sea spray.

Rough Sea Acrylic Painting on Wood

This painting was satisfying from start to finish! I was really in the zone when I painted this. I finished in two and a half hours! Amazing! So many times when I get inspired to paint something, I don’t finish right away and then it can take days or weeks to get back to it.

Rough Sea by gretzky

The original painting is on a 12″ wide x 12″ high wood surface painted with acrylic. The sides are 3/4″ and painted. No need for a frame. Ready to hang. Wire hanger on back. If you hurry you can purchase the original on Etsy.

Rough Sea Original Painting Available on Etsy

I only wish it was bigger. But the cool thing is that I uploaded it to Society6 and Red Bubble and it can be printed on huge wall art like tapestries and canvases. I really like it on the wood wall art pictured below:

Wood Wall Art Society6

The fabric wall hanging comes in two sizes (small pictured below). It is made of polyester yarn and includes a wooden dowel and cotton yarn for hanging.

Rough Sea Wall Hanging

The following photo is a mock up of a bedroom with a few of the Society6 products. On the wall is a 22″ x 22″ framed print. The comforter is pictured with king size shams. They also offer duvet covers, throw blankets and square and rectangular pillows. When you click a link , you can scroll down to see more products with the same image. If you can’t find what you are looking for you can always contact me and will send you a link.

Rough Sea Comforter, Shams & framed Print

You can also buy matching curtains in sheer or blackout curtains to go with your ocean bedroom.

Or maybe you would rather have an ocean theme in your kitchen?

I’ve uploaded my Rough Sea Painting on ceramic coffee mugs, travel mugs, coasters, serving trays, cutting boards and can coolers.

ROUGH SEA Kitchen ware

I know what you’re thinking. . . this crashing ocean wave would look good in your bathroom on a shower curtain or a bath mat. How about hand and bath towels? Maybe a beach Towel?

Rough Sea Shower Curtain

Here’s a unique idea; if you really want to make your living space look beachy, you can get Rough Sea on your furniture check it out on credenzas, bar stools, side tables, benches and coffee tables.

Rough Sea Painting on Society6 Furniture

If you’d rather wear the ocean, you can get leggings, shirts and hoodies on Society6. But if want something more unique, check out Red Bubble’s apparel line. They have dresses, chiffon tops, mini skirts, scarves and leggings and t shirts too.

Red Bubble Apparel

If you want to dress up your tech, this painting is on a wide variety of phone cases and phoneskins. Also on laptop & ipad skins and two sizes of laptop sleeves.

Rough Sea Laptop sleeves

Or if you want to carry the beach around with you, it’s also on tote bags, zippered pouches, duffel bags and backpacks.

Rough Sea Tote Bags

Click Here are some of my other ocean paintings on Society6.

That’s it for this post. I create art and post it to Society6 faster than I can write blogs. So for the latest, just save this link and check out my shop from time to time. And if you are looking for an original or need help finding a particular item on feel free to contact me I also can do custom orders.

Have a beautiful day!

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Collection of Dogs

Cat paw print

Dogs are one of my favorite subjects to paint. I especially love to paint their eyes, I feel a strong spiritual connection with them. The closeness you feel to your dog is immeasurable, they are such a big part of our lives. They offer unconditional love to us every single day, they are truly our best friends.

 

Cat paw print2

Here are some dog portraits that I have painted over the years.

I do pet portraits from your photos. You can order an 11″ x 14″ custom portrait of a your dog in my Etsy shop .

Henry & me 2009
Henry and me 2009

 

Larger sizes are available too and I also offer gift certificates email me questions.

Here’s the process:

Your portrait will be painted with acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Custom work will be completed and shipped within 3-4 weeks of receiving good photos of your pets to work from.

A good photo is taken at eye level without a flash. If the pose you want is not bright and clear enough to see your pets eyes, you may submit additional photos.  Each additional pet in the same painting is $25. extra.  Your pets do not have to be in the same photo, I can put them together.

At the start, I will email you a basic sketch for your approval of the pose and placement.
I will send progress photos as I paint to keep you informed.

Once the portrait is completed, I will get your input to make sure I have captured your cat’s likeness before mailing.

Thank you for reading my blog. I will do more dog content very soon.

Greta & Virginia 1-09-3
Greta & Virginia 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Collection of Cats

Cat paw print

Cats are at the top of my list of favorite subjects to paint. I was born into a family where cats were present in the home, they’ve always been there. I have never been without them, I can’t imagine it. A house is not a home without cats.

Oscar
Oscar all tucked in. I even knitted that blanket for him.

When I was very young I tried dressing them up in doll clothes and put them in a baby carriage. I realized quickly that they didn’t like that much, so I did not persist. But I do think that I played with cats much more that dolls.  I can’t find any photos of me with them from that time. I will keep looking and update this post when I find them.

Cat paw print2

Cats were my friends, my babies, they greeted me when I came home, they comforted me when I was sick.  Rain or shine, day or night, they were always there and always in a good mood, that’s pretty remarkable, I guess cats have always been my rock, I depend on them, they are my best friends. Little did I know I was a cat lady in the making.

Greta and Oscar
Me at age 19 with Oscar.

 

I do all kinds of different styles of cats in my art. I have digitally created drawings where I use a tablet with a pen tool to draw on the computer. I do cartoony looking cats, cat silhouettes, cat monograms, designs and patterns with cats and I even did a cool American Cat Flag,  But for this post, I am going to showcase my cat portraits and I will tell you how to order one if you’d like.

 

Like any artist I think I have gotten better through the years, but my love for animals has always given my paintings that deeper meaning, a glimmer of the soul comes through their eyes. I connect with their spirit, they are with me as I paint them. If you are among those who believe that we are all connected and that the spirit travels and is present everywhere all at once, and can be summoned by thought, then you understand how I connect with my subjects while I paint them. They can be alive with you now or over the rainbow bridge, and I can connect with them just the same. You see, I love animals so deeply, it just comes natural to me to connect with them this way.

Here is a sampling of cat portraits that I have painted.  These portrait photos are not in any particular order of when they were done.

I do cat portraits from your photos. You can order an 11″ x 14″ custom portrait of a your cat in my Etsy shop .

Larger sizes are available too and I also offer gift certificates email me questions.

Greta & Ferrell 7-15-09
Ferrell and me in 2009

Here’s the process:

Your portrait will be painted with acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Custom work will be completed and shipped within 3-4 weeks of receiving good photos of your pets to work from.

A good photo is taken at eye level without a flash. If the pose you want is not bright and clear enough to see your pets eyes, you may submit additional photos.  Each additional pet in the same painting is $25. extra.  Your pets do not have to be in the same photo, I can put them together.

At the start, I will email you a basic sketch for your approval of the pose and placement.
I will send progress photos as I paint to keep you informed.

Once the portrait is completed, I will get your input to make sure I have captured your cat’s likeness before mailing.

PABLO & GRETA 9-2005
Pablo and me in 2005

Thank you for reading my blog. I will do more cat content very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cats in Squares – New painted version

Okay, the cats are actually in rectangles, but I like the way ‘cats in squares’ sounds better.

This was a digitally created piece I did a few years ago which I posted in my Cat Attack store on Society6. Cat Attack was created so when cat ladies and other fans of cats came across my work, they wouldn’t have to sift through  paintings of abstracts, suns, oceans and dog portraits to see more cat content.

Cats in Squares 4x5 card


This humorous illustration gets lots of positive comments. It’s fun and playful and the cats appear to be teasing the viewer in a way that cat lovers adore.

My wonderful cousin asked me if this digital creation was made up of separate little paintings and I immediately decided that it should be. So I got started the next day.

In progress 1 Cats in squares.jpg

I painted four little canvases with many, many layers of paint for the bases.  These are    5″ X 7″ each.  When they are hung together in a square, spaced two inches apart, the total design area will be 14″ X 14″.

In progress2 Cats in squares.jpg

Next step was to sketch out my adorable little friends.

In progress3 Cats in squares.jpg


And paint them.

Aren’t they funny?

In progress4 Cats in squares.jpg

This set was a gift for cousin Carrie. I made two more sets; one the same size as this and a larger version on 8″ X 10″ canvases. They are available in my Etsy Shop:

Set of four 5″ X 7″   

Set of four 8″ X 10″ 

Here’s some more cute items with this image:

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Cats in Squares Backpack on Society6


 

pillow
Cats in Squares rectangular Pillow on Society6


tote
Cats in Squares Tote bag on Society6


Society6 sells a wide variety of quality products with my images on them. Everything from art prints to home decor to apparel and more Cats in Squares. Take a look around .

Thank you for reading my post!