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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Greetings to save and share

Send a Happy Birthday greeting to friends and loved ones with these free downloadable, printable and shareable word art squares I’ve created for you.

Here is  a small sampling of Birthday wishes starting with roses for your mom, a sailboat for a male in your life, a humorous one from you and your cat and two festive ones. I will continue creating these birthday greetings to give you a wide range of styles to choose from all year long.

just for you

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Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday from Cat
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just for you (1)

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Have a great one!

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I am glad you stopped by my site, I will add more word art weekly. More birthday greetings are coming soon, I will also share Holiday art with you and inspirational uplifting images and sayings too. Please comment below and tell me what other types of birthday art you would like me to add. Thanks!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Art to save and share

Halloween is a fun time of year! Why not send a Happy Halloween greeting to friends and family! I made these images especially for Halloween and I hope you will save them and share them in texts, emails and social media. You may also print them and give them as cards.

These free downloadable, printable and shareable word art squares are a nice way of staying in touch and letting people know you are thinking of them.

Halloween

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Dogs Happy Halloween

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HAppy Halloween

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Halloween Best Candy

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Cat in pumpkin Patch Happy Halloween
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Have a safe, wonderful, happy Halloween! Come back for Thanksgiving art to share next month. Thanks!

Inspirational Quotes to save and share

Get inspired – stay inspired – uplift others with these free downloadable, printable and shareable word art squares I’ve created for you.

I am a positive thinker, even through tough times I’ve been pretty good at keeping my mind focused on the optimistic side of life. I always strive to keep as much goodness around me as possible. For me happy surroundings must include my favorite people, dogs and cats, uplifting music, beautiful art and positive words.

I have put together some more happy words with soothing backgrounds that I hope will make you feel like sharing with the people you wish to inspire.

RelaxLet Go

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Be Awesome Today

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New Day1

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GOOD VIBES ONLY
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Hello!

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Thank you for visiting my site, I will add more of these weekly. Comment below and tell me your ideas for more of these uplifting quote squares. Thanks!

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