Henry VIII As A Cat!

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This is one of my favorite paintings to date that I have painted. A reproduction of Henry VIII as a cat! This is the first time he is available on items, and he’ll only be available in my Society6 shop. Below you can see a variation of items he is available on. Clicking the above image will take you to the page for an art print. 

Calico Mom and Kittens

Calico Mom and Kittens
“Playing Between The Potted Plants”
-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!
Fiona was watching her kittens playing around the potted plants!
Copyright © Ryan Conners

New Painting: Munch Munch!

“Munch Munch”
-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!
It doesn’t matter if they’re real potted plants, or silk ones, cats will do the munch!
Copyright © Ryan Conners

I original drew out these kitties on the iPad last night, just messing around with a little illustration. Then today I decided I wanted to also paint them in acrylic. They look super cute on items in my Society6 shop!

Newest Painting: Clockwork Ginger

“Clockwork Ginger”

-Painted with Golden Acrylics
– 16″ x 20″ Studio Wrapped Canvas
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Alex the ginger. A catified version of a character from Clockwork Orange.

Copyright © Ryan Conners

Happy World Book Day!

To honor today, I’ll share some of my past paintings (all available as prints and other items in my Society6 shop) that I have painted of cats and books!
The Little Reader Mini Art Print

Tuxedo Cat Tea and Books Framed Mini Art Print

The Little Reader Tote Bag

The Reader Throw Pillow

Puss n Books Shop Cats Art Print

Kitten Bed Time Story Framed Mini Art Print

Story Time for Kittens Throw Pillow

Cats in the Potting Room 5

“Cats in the Potting Room 5!”
-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 12″ x 9″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!
The kitties loved to help out in the potting room!

Happy Caturday! New Painting, First Catch

“First Catch”

-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!

Proudly showing off their first catches of the season!

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.

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!