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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on December 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

Ahote is a Hopi name meaning restless one. The black wolf is a shape shifter from another dimension. He prowls the forests by night and with the dawn changes into an eagle and hunts by day.



In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on December 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

Last week I was walking in the woods with Dhyren who is a wolf hybrid. I can’t see any dog in him, however. Wolves run with a particular gait and if you could see it you would understand what a treat it is to watch Dhyren run. He came tearing down a woodsy hill along with my dog Buddha. He was coming really fast. I am used to being bowled over with dogs that do that kind of running. To my surprise Dhyren passed between me and a small tree going top speed. He didn’t even touch me. It was like the wind. I decided to paint him at age 6 months. I have a photo of him sunning himself on a ball field along with companions.


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Chat Blanc, Zenkats on December 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

Franklin has a brand new pair of prescription glasses. He wasn’t doing very well in the mouse catching department. He just kept missing them as they scurried away. These new spectacles are just the thing. But he is not catching mice right now because he is too busy admiring himself in the mirror.

This little painting was inspired by author Kitty Bloger.

Do I look smart?




In Art Watercolor Gallery, Chat Blanc, Zenkats on December 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

He is wishing his Christmas wish. “Please, please fill my stocking with a catnip mouse, a bag of those little liver thingies, a ball with a bell inside, a feather on a string, and, I know it won’t fit inside the stocking, but I reeeally want one of those 4-story scratching posts with all the little peeking holes. Thank you.

new etsy treasury

In Art Watercolor Gallery on December 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

This post is about a brand new Etsy treasury   etsy.me/rAqNLN   in which my barn owl ‘Lutor’ is featured. I loved that the treasury is about healing. Therefore…the above angel to announce the group posting. I had this scan in my archives and thought it would be appropriate. Etsy is such a juicy store and I get lost in there looking at all the fabulous art.

black panther

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Chat Blanc, Wild Things on December 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

This is a protection totem. A magical animal. I’m working on a larger painting for the client’s protection and I painted this as a trial run. There are other animals in the painting too, but I have a bit of trouble painting black things. To my satisfaction that is. So in the interests of keeping the integrity of the larger painting I thought a little practice would do me fine.

christmas gifts

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on December 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

These two aceo paintings are actually copies of my own previous work. I added the Christmas touch. Having procrastinated I am running late with the gifts for my granddaughters. I always like to add a bit of art along with the other gifts and I was digging through my brain trying to find a way to accomplish this with no stress. I have an important commission in the works which is from a procrastinating customer……so I didn’t need to make things worse. Here is what I did.

I printed scans of these paintings onto transparencies. Hindsight: didn’t need to use transparencies…..paper would have worked just as well. What was I thinking??? Outlined them with black marker. Then with my trusty light box and a 5H pencil I transferred the images to aceo card blanks. Then I outlined the pencil with permanent black ink. I got ink and paint idea from my son who told me a few days ago how one of the favorite pieces of my art that he has is of a native american girl drawn in ink and touched with watercolor. Well this art was created a long time ago before I knew how to fully execute a watercolor painting. So my style has greatly changed and I can’t remember how I constructed his painting. I really struggled with these two. They weren’t coming out the way I wanted so I kept working them. I learned that you have to give the ink a good long time to dry. If you don’t, the watercolor makes the ink run. YUK. Didn’t do that with the second one but, by then, I was totally degraded. Well on and on, but I managed to create these two which I will put into refrigerator magnets so that the girls can see them as part of each Christmas to come. So much taking the easy way out. But in the end these will delight the girls 5 and 2.

Moral of the story……better not to cement an outcome in your mind when you are creating.


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on December 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

A white eagle who visits at Christmas. He and Santa are good friends. And, although, Emanuel looks a bit fierce as eagles always do, he is a charmer. He brings the very special wishes to those who truly believe in Christmas.

holiday art at etsy

In Art Watercolor Gallery on December 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm



Here is a link to Amanda Makepeace’s ETSY holiday treasury.  She has collected some delightful art and kindly included my aceo of barn owl “Lutor.”


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Chat Blanc, Zenkats on December 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c12/2011

Now why did they do that to him. This is the cat dilemma on Christmas morning after the gifts have been opened. Well he was tearing at the ribbons…..afterall. He doesn’t look like he is in the Christmas spirit. Maybe a bit of roast goose will brighten his attitude?

Sergev is the white version of my black persian mix…’Ted Bundy.’ Black is much more difficult for me to work with in watercolor especially with all those ribbons. So I changed the color to white. T. Bundy (serial rodent killer) is a very sweet cat even if the rodents in the neighborhood don’t think so.