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Seeing Design Features: The Painting of Regal Kitty

Greetings!  Meet Regal Kitty, and, if you’ve met her before, then how about a peek into her design? Purpose. The purpose of this article is to give you some insight into how I designed my painting Regal Kitty.  More specifically, I would like to share with you three composition features that I purposely included in this […]

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Seeing Design Features: The Painting of Regal Kitty

Greetings!  Meet Regal Kitty, and, if you’ve met her before, then how about a peek into her design? Purpose. The purpose of this article is to give you some insight into how I designed my painting Regal Kitty.  More specifically, I would like to share with you three composition features that I purposely included in this […]

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Doing Color Studies

The Value of Color Studies. Greetings!  I am going to give you a short introduction about why I do color studies, then outline how I devised my own color study project.  Finally, I’ll share with you some of the lessons I learned by doing the studies. And, I might add, it is the “doing” that […]

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Carol Rose Art Exhibit to Benefit CATS

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Art du Jour Gallery and Committed Alliance to Strays (CATS) have teamed up to present abstract art by the late Carol Rose through June 2016; Carol Rose Art exhibit to benefit CATS.

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Breaking Rules – Birthday Card

In drawing and painting there are “rules” or suggested conventions that help artists organize their creations.  I find many of the rules useful, though I find it helpful to remember that rules change with time.  Also, not everyone agrees on the rules. In this small painting, I have broken a rule that I generally follow. […]

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Art Show Presentation, RVM

  About the Video This is a video of an art show presentation I gave on 1 July, 2015 to the residents of the Rogue Valley Manor (RVM).  Location was the Deschutes Gallery, Skyline Plaza Building. In this video, I give the audience a brief outline of my background, including such classical influences as Picasso […]

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Cool Kitty – Watercolor in Blue

My husband and I used to have a cat that was way-too-cool…at least sometimes.   He’d look at you and not look at you.  He was a great cat. After yesterday’s “Spice Kitty”, painted in warm colors, I thought I’d show you the opposite.  Blue is the ultimate in cool, thus the double meaning in the […]

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Spice Kitty

I’m starting to get ready for an art show this summer.  My intention is to feature some of my kitty and toy pony paintings.  I’m going through my inventory and selecting some for framing.  I thought I might select a few and start sharing them, regardless of whether they end up in the show.   […]

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Three Kitties, Six Faces (Cubism)

Say What? Three Kitties, six faces?  How?  You guessed it, Cubism. Cubist Influences I would like to tell you a little about my Cubist-style cat paintings.  So, lets begin at the beginning. I grew up looking at art books.  Cubism was one of my favorite styles.  I was intrigued by the different approach to perspective.  I […]

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MsMaggie – Kitty In Green

Green Painting Retrospective #Four Time to throw in a green kitty.  I’m continuing on with my green in March painting retrospective.   Background and Intentions I painted “MsMaggie On a Rug” in 2008.  I purposely chose a green dominate color scheme, just to see what would happen.  My intention was to create a design used contrasting green […]

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