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Yet another learning curve

Okay, I finished another small, masterpiece…sort of.  Thing is, these small works are not as successful as I’d like.

In the past, I’ve done little work, as preliminary sketch for bigger drawings.  For instance:

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I got this:

 

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From this:

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I got this:

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In the past, I’ve managed to put in lot of detail in the small drawings

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And this is the latest one:

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So, what am I doing wrong?

I guess, when I finally got around to drawing the large pictures, I planned them with a black and white sketch, then a color sketch.  I worked on the large drawing slowly, paying attention to detail.  Can I still do that in small size?

I guess it’s another learning curve.  I tell you, my art career would make a good design for a roller coaster.

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The Saga of Pumpkin

I had a dream that we had two female kittens and I named them Thelma and Louise. No particular reason to tell  you this, but I enjoyed the dream.

So, I’m going through making small drawings, the kind that I can sell at an impulse price. What would be a collection of my work without a cat drawing. In particular, Pumpkin, the cat from New York City.

We’ve had many views of Pumpkin, as my favorite model over the past few years.

First off, when we first moved here…..

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And then this; the original sketch

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Caught him in the sunlight

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And then made him into a notecard, which left something to be desired.

I can’t find a photo of that card, I guess I didn’t like it enough to shoot it.

I made another version of the drawing on the notecard.  It’s small, but successful.  Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you Pumpkin

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Among discarded shoes.

Not for Sale

My wrist is getting better, and I am savoring (More like salivating over) the prospect doing artwork again.  Yes, in a little more than a week, my cast will be off. A little physical therapy, and I’ll be good to go.

After that announcement, I want to know…are you tired of blogs (including mine), trying to sell you something?  Well, I’m going to put a reverse on that, and show you what you can’t have at any price.

 

 

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This is my cat, Pumpkin.  Not for sale, because, damn, it’s Pumpkin!

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I gave this to a friend.

 

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This one, because I’ll be damned if I know where it is.

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This was given to a different friend as a house warming gift. Boy, did my bf get pissed I did that. But, he never told me he liked it!

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I bartered this one for energy healing sessions.  BF was pissed about that, too. In all seriousness, if I had known it was so special to him, I would have bartered something else.

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I finally learned my lesson.  BF loves it. Not for sale

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This one I bartered for an art show in a coffeehouse in Manhattan. Yes, exhibit space is so competitive, you have to give some kind of exchange for even a coffeehouse show.

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SOLD!

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This one I lost by default, because I left it at a gallery too long after the show was over. we didn’t have a car back then. i always meant to make arrangements to pick it up, but time went by faster than I realized.

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One of  my favorites. Given to a friend. I do have reproductions of it.  No reproductions of my friend. She’s one of a kind.

 

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Given to a charity.

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Given to charity.

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Given to charity

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SOLD!

 

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Sold!

 

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Of course my favorite, and my logo.  And damn! She was my cat Hannako!

 

There’s more, but that’s it for now. My finger is tired. When the cast comes off, I’ll be able to type normally, again. I’m thankful for that.

 

 

Coming Soon! Dogs!

I have a veterinarian hospital interested in my work, in a town that’s right over the state border.  That’s Brewster, NY.  If anyone of my readers is old enough to remember the TV show, “That Girl’, the Marlo Thomas character lived in Brewster before she moved to NYC.  It’s a very pleasant little town.

Anyway, enough of old TV shows.  The veterinarians are looking for artwork to decorate the waiting rooms…a cat room and a dog room.  As you can tell….I’ve got the cat room covered.  Dogs, not so much…haven’t drawn a lot of dogs.  After all, I have an inner cat, not an inner dog.

The only dog drawings I can think of are these:

In memorial of a good friend’s pet who left to go over the Rainbow Bridge:

And one I did as a commission for a charity. Unfortunately, nowhere can I find my digital copy of it.

But, back to cats….there’s one I forgot about.  It’s this one, called “Kitten”

Not one of my favorites, but here’s a closeup of the kitten:

 

So, expect me to be doing a lot of dog pictures soon.  Also, remember the Bott Shoppe I showed in in Mamaroneck, NY?  There’s going to be a Pet Art Show on April 11, at 172 East Boston Post Road. I will have a drawing of a cat in it.  Sorry, dog lovers.

Happy St. Gertrude’s Day!

St. Gertrude of Nevilles to be precise.  Not St. Gertrude the Great, that’s another story.

One thing about being born on St. Patrick’s Day…everyone asks if you’re Irish.  I’m not.  However, being born on the Patron Saint of Cat’s Day makes sense.  Anyone who has known me even a little while, knows I love cats.

So much so, I’ve done several drawings of them:

There’s one very sweet cat of ours that I never got around to drawing. In the interest of all cats, here’s “Odalisque”

And of course my logo:

 

Thank you for attending this parade of cats in honor of St. Gertrude’s Day!  Also, in honor of my birthday.

Thanks to whoever invented laptops

I can’t sit at my desk.  Pumpkin is resting on my desk’s chair, so I took the laptop into the kitchen.  I can’t disturb a resting cat, but I can disturb a computer.  It’s also a good idea that I keep my laptop away from Pumpkin.  He likes to sharpen his claws on the keyboard, and the keys go flying.  My “P”, will never work right, now.

I’m about to unveil the picture I drew of my bratty cat, and as I said before, it’s different.  I still don’t know if I like it, or whether on New Year’s, it will show up on my list of failures.  Never Mind.  Without further ado, “Resting in the Sunshine”.

It’s Been a Long Time

Since I drew a picture of a cat.  I call myself a cat lover?  Ha!  When I’ve neglected to draw one in over a year?

So, I’ve done one.  I’m just not sure of it….it’s different.  So, I’m holding onto it for a review in the morning.  Don’t know if I like or not, because…it’s different.

A while back I did a drawing of my cat Pumpkin.  It’s okay, but I started drawing from my imagination, rather than look at what I was drawing, and work from that.  I ended up with something which looks more like an illustration in a children’s book, than anything else.

For those of you who are cat lovers, and I know many of you are..just a sad note.  Pumpkin has been diagnosed with feline leukemia.  He won’t be with us for more than a couple of years.  All those years as a street cat, in street fights, took their toll.