A Girl and Her Ginger Cats


“A Girl and Her Gingers”

She loved her ginger cats very much, and gave them special one-on-one time. Sometimes, Apple wanted more time, even if Rosie was already curled up on her lap. So Apple would sit to the side, and stare.

An original watercolor painting.

Painted on Stratmore 400 series, cold pressed watercolor paper. Acid free, heavy weight.

Painted area 7″ x 8″, paper size 8″ x 10″ – sprayed with a matte varnish.

The House Cat

I had forgotten that I wanted to paint a myriad of cats at “the house cat” until my Mom mentioned it recently. So like the original (seen at the top of my blog) here is another house cat, keeping an eye on his house!Manson_20160520_0001

“The House Cat 2″

An original illustration and watercolor painting.
This tuxedo cat left no questions as to which house was his!
Painted on Stratmore 400 series, cold pressed watercolor paper, 140lb. Acid free, heavy weight.

Size 9″ x 12” – sprayed with a matte varnish.! =)

Kitten and Chick – For Easter


“Sam’s Friend”

-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!

Sam was so happy to have made a friend in a this little fuzzy chick! So much so, that he wanted his portrait painted to commemorate their friendship.

Portrait of a Ginger Cat


A Portrait of a Ginger is painted after my Puddy cat. He’s so old these days, maybe 15-18. We never knew his age for certain. We found him one snowy day in Klamath Falls, Oregon. There was an abandoned house on the property next to a house we just rented. Lots of cats lived there, they came and went, and we’d leave food out for them. One day, with a plate of food in hand, my Mom called out, “kitties! puddy!” and this super fluffy ginger cat came running. He was the only one who came to us. We soon found out someone had declawed him and dumped him.

We asked the neighbors around the area if they knew who he belonged to, but no one knew. We asked how long he’d been out there, and most people said they’d seen him for at least a few years. We took him in. That was 14 years ago. Puddy has since lost the majority of his fluff, and is so thin these days, eating about 5-6 plates of food throughout the day (small amounts really.) But he’s still as playful as a kitten! I thought it was definitely time to paint Puddy’s portrait. =)

Photo of Puddy from just the other day. ❤