What Have I Been Doing

Daughter’s Cat

I have painted my share of cats. All with their unique personalities coming though. You can tell the cat that wants to stir things up. There is the cat that wants to spend the day in the window enjoying the sun. I love the cat that thinks it is in charge of the house; including the dog.

My experience is that cats can be a little standoffish until they know you. They don’t want to be petted by strangers and they’re not influenced by the treats in your hand. I have to respect a cat that is cautious. I’m a little like the cat.

This is a Christmas present. A portrait of a cat living his best life. A day by the window and a little catnip. What could be better?

Meet Max

I was told that this is one smart parrot. Twenty years old and deeply loved and very spoiled. I was asked to commission this watercolor for a dear friend. It’s actually for her brother who lives in New York. I love New York and I love parrots. I had parakeets as a kid. I was never successful in teaching my birds anything but loved them all the same.

A fun bird to paint and I got to use all of my bright colors on my palette. The best gifts are the ones homemade or carefully selected. My friend’s brother called me to thank me for the portrait. He told me how he found Max. The trouble Max could get into and how much he was looking forward to taking this painting back home. He made me laugh with his stories and jokes about parrots. He had quite a few. ❤️

So I hope you enjoy meeting Max. I was told parrots live a very long time. So this bird will be with us for years to come sharing love and squawks to others.

“Max” 16×20 watercolor

Love of Dog

People love their pets especially dog owners. I never grew up with dogs. We had cats, but once my 5 year old daughter became allergic we didn’t have them either. I like pets and I could see myself getting a furry friend in the future but for now I enjoy the pets of others.

This guy you can tell has a lot of personality. I was asked to paint him as a gift for her husband. So who doesn’t love a wet nose?