Working With Cats…

Ryan Conners

So, this is a daily occurrence while I’m painting. Mind you, I have a total of 3 IKEA tables that run along two walls to make up my desk area. Ample space for cats to lay, sit, do cat things. My painting area is basically where the two main desks meet and make a corner. So I twist left and I see my monitors, I twist right and I paint. Swivel chair and all that. I figure this is my little space on all of this desk and it should be a ‘safe space.’ Naturally, it isn’t because I have cats! There’s something about wanting to be *the* cat who insists on walking over my painting area to get to the other side of the desk. They can’t jump down and jump back up on the other side of me, no, too much effort! So in order to hurry the ‘walking across the painting area’ I pick up kitty, and move to other side. Just so they can try to walk back across again, and again. ha! Cats. I love them. desk 3

Cats Willow and Stephen love to hang out on the table, inspecting my work.

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Willow the calico, even though I have a ginger kitty over my head in the painting, is by far *the* worst ‘let-me-step-over-your-work” offender!

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Joaquin and Wally are loungers. They love to lounge right next to me while I paint…that’s if they can get past Willow to get close enough most days!

King For A Day!

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“King For A Day!”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 7.25″ Piece of wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Let’s be honest, he was a king EVERY day!

Copyright © Ryan Conners

 

A Coffee Date!

Ryan Conners

“Coffee Date!”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 7.25″ Piece of wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Copyright © Ryan Conners

Want to see my create process? I’m on Patreon! I will be adding behind-the-scenes looks of how my paintings progress from sketch to final painting!

 

 

Henry VIII…As a Cat

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“Henry VIII as a Cat”

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

Based on Hans Holbein the Younger’s portrait of Henry VIII, here he is as a ginger cat!

A Latte of Love, 2

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“A Latte of Love, 2″

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-7.25″ x 10” Piece of Pine
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

This ginger tabby cat is offering up a latte of love! =)

Spring Planting, Cats in the Potting Room!

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“The Potting Room 3″

An original illustration and watercolor painting.

It’s that time of year! Getting our seeds planted, with help from the cats of course. =P

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

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

Sleeping Ginger, Paper Cranes

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“The Paper Cranes”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-11″ x 14″ Studio wrapped canvas
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

When cats dream, they dream of some exciting things! =)

Painting inspired by my portrait, “Sleeping Puddy, Paper Cranes.”

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Willow below,  showing me how cats really jump. =P

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Taking Rosebud For A Walk

It’s easier said than done. Rosebud, the tiny little kitten who wanted to drive Barbie’s VW New Beetle, grew into a behemoth!