Happy National Boyfriend Day!

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Two years ago I visited my boyfriend in Maryland for the first time. It was a fabulous week and when I came home I thought I’d draw out some of the key moments I remembered. This was our first, out of many, trips to the Baltimore Coffee and Tea shop. Naturally I drew us as cats, because…it’s what I do! I decided to color it with some watercolor pencils today. Trying to keep it as close to actual colors. Only for paintings do I wish I wore more color. >.>

Watercolor Road Trips! #Cat #Art

I’ve painted so many road trip cats over the past 15 years, always in acrylic. I thought I’d have some fun and paint some in watercolors! =)
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Frida Catlo #4 Watercolor on Wood

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“Frida Catlo #4″

-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!

Pretty Frida Catlo posing for a portrait. =)

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

A Girl and Her Ginger Cats

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“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.

Frida Catlo in Blue

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“Frida Catlo in Blue”

An original watercolor painting.

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

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

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.

Cats, Cacti, & Succulents

Is it Memorial Day weekend yet? I’ve been waiting to start planting, and here in NW PA we’ve been told for the past 6 (or is it 7?) years that we’ve lived here, “Don’t plant before Memorial Day!” Why? Because frost. No kidding, it snowed just a few days ago. Ridiculous.

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“The Potting Room”

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.

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Thankfully, these cats didn’t have to wait, their plants were already potted, or being potted! I was going to start planting in the ground yesterday, but it poured all day. I’m thinking this might have been a sign. “Remember…Memorial Day…”