Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cat on Pink Blanket

Today was spent on this image, working in Photoshop getting it ready to produce a print. I have not even named it yet, hopefully something a little better than Cat on Pink Blanket. I have a soft spot for Calico's. The original is a pastel on Sennelier La Carte sanded paper.

Since Saturday was devoted to yard work, today I indulged myself. This morning I worked on an oil painting and this afternoon the above image. By mid week I should have the print ready for Etsy.

For now I am going to continue my indulgent Sunday and go watch Monk on TV.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nodding Off

Nodding Off as a print as been added to my Etsy store. The original oil painting measures 8" x 10" on hardboard, I have been working on this piece off and on all winter. I am a slow painter, its seems that I need time to evaluate each piece as I work on it. Or it could be that my comfort zone is just pokey. In any case, it is something I am working on, trying to speed things up a bit.

The painting is of Ember, our older male cat, who is the alpha of our herd. He has done well with each new addition, just letting them know his limits.

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Britain Museum of American Art

On Saturday morning after the usual errands were run my husband and I took a ride over to the New Britain Museum of American Art. We had been there, maybe 10 years ago, and I had seen ads in the Hartford Courant for them lately. What a great day we had. What a gem the state of CT. has in this museum. We spent the better part of the day there enjoying the art and the new building it is now housed in.

It is located on 55 Lexington St., and looks out over Walnut Hill Park. The museum has a great collection of Impressionist paintings in one room with ample space to stand back and admire each piece. One feature I did enjoy, they have a table with books on Impressionists for you to read in this gallery and in the gallery for the special exhibitions. Currently they have California Impressionist Paintings on display there.

All of the work is American Art, they have a display of Illustration, that includes N.C.Wyeth and Norman Rockwell.

We treated ourselves to lunch in the cafe and recharged our batteries. So if you live in CT. or are in the area please keep this art museum in mind.