Animals

Snoopy With The Big Bear

Snoopy With The Big Bear

Snoopy With The Big Bear, 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas, painted on the edges, Limited Edition Prints Available. Based on a recent photo, this painting is a combination still life (bear), with cat. I used a folk art style on the features of Snoopy (the cat), and used my regular pastiche of painting methods on everything else. The design in the upper left corner is the edge of a curtain that my husband’s mom, Doris Bolen, sewed for us years ago. Snoopy is a small cat with a big personality. She always seems to be doing something interesting; like…

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Red Deer

Red Deer

Red Deer, image size 20" x 30", mixed media on colored pastel paper, framed – SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available. This is my first completed piece based on a deer theme, an idea I plan to expand upon, varying the level of abstraction in color and form. This picture was influenced by the work of Laurel Burch; her imagery inspired me as I experimented with my own colorful animal forms. It is done in colored pencil and oil pastel. I focused on using the brightest reds I had, putting them right next to vibrant greens, as well as the…

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Snoopy on the Spotted Rug

Snoopy on the Spotted Rug

Snoopy on the Spotted Rug, 16" x 20", acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord with 2 inch wooden cradle – Limited Edition Prints Available. Because of the smooth surface of the coated board, the texture of this painting is flat and subtle and smooth as well. Usually I would use canvas for this sort of painting, reserving the board for detailed figures with glazing. I tried something new here, and I plan on using the Ampersand board more extensively. This is a painting of one of my many cats, based on one of my many photos of same. The style shares some…

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