Chonky Cat and Bunny Picking Daisies!

New paintings added to my shop!

Ryan Conners

“The Clover Patch”

-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!

This chonky ginger kitty was gently walking across a clover patch.

Copyright © Ryan Conners

Ryan Conners

“Picking Daisies”

-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!

This happy bun was out with some chicks to pick daisies!

Copyright © Ryan Conners

 

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.

Backyard Friends & Spring

Goldilocks and Puddy, hanging out on the not-so-swinging bench. Pretty sure Puddy cat was judging the height of the fence, and Goldilocks was judging Puddy.

Signs of spring with the forsythia blooming!

Kind of Spring



This morning started out grey, wet, and muddy. I figured that was the plan for today…or just the plan for the dog.  Then all of a sudden, SUN! The chickens were happy, and even though we don’ t have any flowers growing yet, Anna grabbed one of the silk hydrangea stems from my room and we went outside.

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Anna with Goldielocks, the chicken who has 9 lives. Seriously, she survived being attacked by something in the night, almost losing a toe or two, but we nursed her back to health in the basement. Then rejected by the ducks and chickens, she somehow got a crook in her neck. She now has her own coop and boks her days away, eating and laying eggs. =)

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Wildflowers

Pretty in Pink

Taking our normal walk along the river, Anna was thrilled with all the wildflowers in bloom. It smelled so beautiful along the pathway, like a mixture of honey and vanilla. Although we have a “no flowers, period” rule in the house, that doesn’t mean we can’t have jars of flowers for the outside. Anna picked a pickle jar for that day’s bouquet. =)

Wildflowers in a pickle jar

Wildflowers

Portrait with Flowers

This month’s photography theme at Froknowsphoto.com is “flowers” so the first thing that popped into my head was recreating Anna as Frida in the Vogue shot. With a little bit of makeup and some sunshine, I’m happy with how they turned out.

Anna Frida

Anna Frida

Anna Frida