Happy Feline Friday! New Art: Black Cat Lady

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I’m pretty sure I thought the same thing last Friday but, how is it Friday again?! This week has flown by. I think this is going to conclude my “digital art only” week because I’m not sure I can go a Caturday without painting with acrylics. I have had a lot of fun getting more used to creating art on the iPad vs traditional painting. This is how I started, teaching myself Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightwave 3D, and 3D Studio Max during my down time working as in IT in the Navy. Of course I’ll still create digital art in my down time from painting, but I won’t focus a whole week on it…I don’t think. Well, we’ll see. I hope you have enjoyed my pieces this week! I had a lot of fun making them. As always, all the new digital art pieces are available on a variety of items in my Society6 Shop!

Ok before I end this post, I have a request. I started this more as a self-portrait with my typical attire and might have made my hair a little more blue than black-but that was totally to separate it from the cats and top. Anyway, I thought it was too much, and I needed to brighten it up, hence the orange. My Mom insists she likes the original darker version, what say you? Leave me a comment below with which you like more! Also I didn’t add a background to the first one since I changed it completely. 

Mid Century TV Cat

I’m going to blame this idea on all of the Urbex channels I watch on Youtube. It’s amazing and sad how many ‘time capsules’ are left to rot. Houses left fully furnished, as though the owners just walked out. Most of the time I don’t hear the back story on the homes, either Urbexers don’t want to share for safety of the property reasons, or they just don’t know. Either way, the amount of neat old televisions left behind left an imprint on me…”Put a cat on it!” Today’s illustration then happened.

Deciding if I liked the light cast or not.

As a side note, I love to live vicariously through these urban and abandoned explorers. I once drove about 3 hours north to Dansville, NY to go explore an abandoned site, but upon arrival noticed all the sheriff’s notices to keep out. I called the sheriff and asked for permission to photograph and he was super nice, said he would if it was theirs, but it was privately owned. I’d make a terrible explorer. The second I see “no trespassing” I leave. hehe. I’ll link below the Jackson Sanatorium that I went to explore. Sadly I only got a few photos from a distance.

Jackson Sanatorium

New Digital Art: The Yogurt Thief

Willow, actual yogurt thief.

My cats don’t eat ‘people’ food, and even though I paint a lot of cats drinking coffee, tea, boba, etc., that’s more about me and my obsession with coffee. I can sit down and enjoy a meal without kitties staring me down, willing me to feed them what delicious food is in front of me…unless it’s yogurt. Yogurt or skyr. My cats (specifically Willow) go nuts over these things and I’m not 100% sure why. If yogurt is left unattended for a even a second, Willow is there stealing a lick. So that is the inspiration for the latest piece of digital art I created for this week. The Yogurt Thief

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

May the 4th!

I’ve taken quite a few pictures of my son’s Star Wars figures over the years, and maybe painted a Darth kitty or two. But my favorite photo set is of Minnie burning on the pyre after the news of Disney buying Lucas Film.

Black Cats and Potted Plants

Black Cats & Potted Plants Art Print

I decided to work on some illustrations today for Society6. I might paint this as an acrylic painting at some point, but I love how it turned out on the iPad. Available on many different items in my Society6 shop!
Black Cats & Potted Plants Framed Mini Art Print

Black Cats & Potted Plants Coffee Mug

Black Cats & Potted Plants Travel Mug

 

Best Mouser in The West

“Best Mouser in The West”

-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!

Basil was proud to show off his mousing skills!

Copyright © Ryan Conners

Happy Caturday!

“Coffee and Donuts”

Happy Caturday! I made a new illustration of a kitty who has had one too many donuts with his morning coffee! In his defense, they were very tasty donuts! You can find this illustration on many items over in my Society6 shop! 

Coffee and Donuts Cat Framed Mini Art Print

Coffee and Donuts Cat Side Table

Coffee and Donuts Cat Acrylic Box

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