Sleeping Kittens & Geraniums

Wow it certainly took me a while to figure out how to post to my blog today! All the options are missing, so I’ve come in via “settings” in a new tab. o.O See below-all my options are missing!
wordpressAnyway! On to Sleeping Cats & Geraniums!Manson_20160524_0002-1“Sleeping Kittens in the Flower Pots”

An original illustration and watercolor painting.

Aww these sweet little kittens found the purrfect spot for a cat nap!

Painted on Arches Watercolour, cold pressed, 300g/m2 140lb, 100% pure cotton, acid-free paper.

Size 9″ x 12″ – sprayed with a matte varnish.

Cat Pattern Madness

Last week I decided I wanted to make some patterns for my RedBubble shop items. Never having made patterns before, I wasn’t really sure how to start, so I just dove right in. I wrote down a bunch of ideas, my daughter did as well, and I just started painting. I think the hardest part is sorting the actual pattern in Photoshop, but with enough tries, it’s starting to feel easier. Below are all the patterns, and a sample, that I’ve made thus far. =)
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Peonies and A Calico Cat

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“Spring Peeking In”

An original illustration and watercolor painting.

A calico kitty, and many peonies, peeking out…just like spring these days! Some days it’s warm and sunny, others it is cold and windy!

Painted on Arches Watercolour, cold pressed, 300g/m2 140lb, 100% pure cotton, acid-free paper.

Size 9″ x 12″ – sprayed with a matte varnish.

Yummy Bubble Tea

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“Bubble Tea”

-Painted with watercolors
-Approx. 10″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Spring is just around the corner! This kitty was celebrating with some delicious bubble tea. =)

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Watercolors painted on wood, using a watercolor “ground” by Daniel Smith. It acts as an absorbent surface on top of the wood, allowing watercolors to act similar to the way they act on paper.

Floral Road Trip Kitties!

I ran into some floral papers I’ve had for about 8 years and decided to do something with them. Some of my FB friends have been posting beautifully decorated VW’s to my wall lately, and in doing so, they inspired me to make this series. =)

They’re all available in my Etsy shop! I’ll be working on some side buses as well as bugs soon.