Happy Feline Friday! Portrait of Rosie

“Portrait of Rosie”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 12″ x 9″ Mounted Birch Wood Panel
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Pretty in pink, Rosie wanted a portrait in her favorite sweater and matching roses.

Earth Day Kitty

It’s been a while since I painted an Earth Day kitty! Maybe the next time The Daily Show makes a flat-earther video montage, they can use this updated version. =) 

A New Art Endeavor!

Hi Everyone! For the past 15 years I have been painting my Kilkenny Cat paintings, and every now and then I would paint something a little different, and most every time I did I would get concerned comments that I was changing my art. The latest one really made me start thinking about what that implied, and honestly I didn’t like it. I shouldn’t be tied to someone else’s expectations of what my art should be. My art is my own, and it’s whatever I want it to be, what ever I want to paint, you know? Not everyone is going to like it, and I don’t expect them to-where it’s my usual kitties, or my 3 a.m. Monster kitties, or funky kitties…or Picklelips.

Ryan Conners
KilkennyCat Art and Picklelips

So with that said, I decided to create a second art profile where I paint whatever silly idea pops into my head, not specifically “what are the kitties doing today,” but just any random thought. With that, I want to introduce Picklelips! My new outlet for fun and funky paintings. Sometimes I’ll even paint the same subject, like a KilkennyCat vs Picklelips kind of thing…which I’ve already done twice! If you’re interested in following the Picklelips Art, you can find it on Twitter @PicklelipsArt, Instagram @PicklelipsArt, Facebook @Picklelips.

Cat on a Rocking Yellow-Headed Blackbird!

“Cat on Rocking Yellow-Headed Blackbird”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!


Part of my Rocking Cat Series! Inspired by an old rocking toucan my mom bought years ago. Below I’ve added a gallery of most of the Rocking Cats in the series from 2005-2020. 

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Happy National Pet Day!

Me, basically every day with the kitties. Every day is National Pet Day around here! But in honor of this day, I wanted to try out coupons in the new shop! Use coupon code spring21 at checkout in my New Shop for 21% off all items!

Happy Caturday! Sailor & Giant Fish

“The Sailor & The Giant Fish!”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood Panel
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

An unlikely friendship!

New Painting for Today: The Flower Shoppe!

“Pussy Willow’s Flower Shoppe!”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood Panel
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Potted plants, flowers, hanging plants, you could find it all at Pussy Willow’s Flower Shoppe!

Frida Catlo #6

“Frida Catlo 6”-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Such a pretty kitty!

The Strongman Cat!

“The Strongman Cat”-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

He was the strongest kitty of all time!

Tuxedo Cat’s Family Portrait

“Tuxie’s Family Portrait” -Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Sitting on his favorite chair, between portraits of his parents, this tuxedo kitty was ready for his family portrait!