Friday, March 31, 2006

The Lunatic Cat Series

This is the newest pastel from my Lunatic Cat series. My cat and I have this love-hate relationship. One day while I was shopping I came across a small oval plaque with the words chat lunatique. I immediately thought, oh my god, that's my cat and she is a total lunatic!
I saw that plaque a long time ago, but it wasn't until just recently that I started thinking about it again. I have been in a funk lately and some of my paintings were showing it- they were going nowhere and I wasn't happy with them. The news and the weather in Minnesota were depressing and I just decided one day to do a series of paintings based on an arbitrary subject-my cat- that was amusing and colorful. So far I like them. I think I might title the above picture Got Milk? but I haven't decided yet.

Friday, March 24, 2006

My Crazy Cat Painting

I decided that I needed to do a painting about something that makes me laugh and makes me crazy at the same time. My cat has been a constant source of the crazies for me for the past 13 years. We have an agreement- I won't have any more children and she will stop scratching up my furniture and attacking my feet as I get into bed at night. I also needed some bright color, some flowers and did I mention we need spring to come to Minnesota, I'm a woman on the edge. This painting is in progress. I like that it is sketchy and has the potential for lots of layers. I am also posting a picture of my cat that I took today as she was lounging on her favorite furry blanket.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

New Stuff

I just wanted to post a few new pictures. I know it has been quite a while since my last post, but at least my excuse is that I was working hard in the studio. I have done mostly oil paintings this year. They are abstract with lots of texture. I have spent a lot of time working and re-working these things to get them right. So here they are feel free to let me know what you think.