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3 completed artworks today

I did three art pieces today. All three are watercolors and one is an ACEO sized (2.5 x 3.5 inches) of yet another cat for the Cat Advent Calendar series that is going on until the 24th. 
Today’s cat brings you a MOLE. 
And I did two abstracts – one is called I need attention and it was inspired by having to be around an adult having a temper tantrum slamming doors, banging cabinets and screaming and yelling over ……nothing
The last one is about feeling lonely in a crowd. 



You can see them all and more original paintings on eBay at 3amGallery store.

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Black and White Cat Hiding in the SunFlowers painted on wood

black and white cat hiding in sunflowers

He’s skinny.
He’s black and white.
He purrs aLOT

He loves to hide in sunflowers.

This fun little painting is done in acrylics on a vintage found board (I found a small bag of cut boards in the attic) and sealed under varnish. He’s small, just 4.5-inches by 2.5.inches.

You can see more details here

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White Cat Smelling the Flowers Cats of May Series

WP_20160602_08_09_42_ProI was owned by a large white cat once upon a time and he wasn’t really big on the outdoors but he loved to walk in the garden with me and sniff the flowers. Especially roses. And the valerian, which if you haven’t had the pleasure, smells a lot like a foot. He really liked valerian.

This is part of the Cats of May series and is 3.5 x 5.5 inches vintage postcard from the early 1900s.

This acrylic piece is 3.5 x 5.5 inches painted on a vintage postcard.

The Cats of May is a series of cat paintings I am doing in May 2016 – one cat per day to remember great cats I’ve been owned by and the cats of friends. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.

Category Acrylic painting
Subject Animals & birds
Substrate Paper
Materials vintage postcard from early 1900s
Style Naive
Dimensions 5.5 × 3.5 × 0.25 in (unframed) / 5.5 × 3.5 in (actual image size)
This artwork is sold unframed
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The Cat From Hamburg – Cats of May Series acrylic painting

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I wanted to paint a Cheshire-like cat – except this one is on a postcard about Hamburg. There was a tiny bend in the top left corner – I painted over it and taped the back (it’s about half an inch) and it’s feeling sturdy now. It doesn’t show in the finished piece.

This is part of the Cats of May series and is 3.5 x 5.5 inches vintage postcard from the early 1900s.

This acrylic piece is 3.5 x 5.5 inches painted on a vintage postcard.

The Cats of May is a series of cat paintings I am doing in May 2016 – one cat per day to remember great cats I’ve been owned by and the cats of friends. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.

Category Acrylic painting
Subject Animals & birds
Substrate Paper
Materials vintage postcard from early 1900s
Style Naive
Dimensions 5.5 × 3.5 × 0.25 in (unframed) / 5.5 × 3.5 in (actual image size)
Framing This artwork is sold unframed
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Cats of May – The Kitten Who Slept Sitting Up

I had a little kitten once, and he used to crack me up. He’d play and play and PLAY as kittens do, then he’d be just sitting there trying to  decide what else to get into and he’d just fall asleep sitting there for a while.  Usually he fell over one way or the other.

This is an original watercolor painted on a vintage postcard dated 1902 – 1914

Size 3.5 x 5.5

Price : SOLD!
If you’d like a cat painting of your own – just contact me for a commission!

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The Cat Who Loved Coffee – Cats of May Series

I was once owned by a cat that loved coffee. The very second I left a cup of coffee unattended, his face was in it trying to get a few laps in before I saw.

This is a watercolor painting on a vintage postage from 1902 to 1914.
Size is 3.5 x 5.5
Price : SOLD!
If you’d like a cat painting of your own – just contact me for a commission!

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Cats of May Series – Behold Stumpy the 3-Legged Cat Original Painting

The Cats of May is a series honoring great cats I’ve known and been owned by. Also the fantastic felines of friends who have been kind enough to tell me their stories and share photos of their great cats.

Today’s cat is STUMPY. Stumpy had an unfortunate encounter with a dog as a kitten and got his front left leg chewed up to the point the leg had to be removed. Along with losing a leg, Stumpy got adopted by my friend into his forever home. Having 3 legs didn’t slow him down one bit!

Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches painted on a vintage postcard.
Price : SOLD!

If you’d like a cat painting of your own, just ask me about a commission.

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Oliver Gripweed – Cats of May #5

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Ahhh Oliver Gripweed. After the cat featured on Cats of May #1 passed away a couple of weeks later, Skinney and I went to a local cat rescue to adopt another cat. We walked around and looked for our new family member, and a small paw reached out and grabbed my partner. Her name became Vylette and she was 6 weeks old, waiting to be adopted with her brother who became Oliver Gripweed. We didn’t intend to adopt two cats, but Oliver seemed like he really needed to be with his sister. Turns out I really needed Oliver.

Less than 1 month later, a perfectly normal pregnancy went completely wrong when the umbilical cord collapsed and our son, who was less than a month away from being born, died in utero. I found out two important things. When friends don’t know what to say, they just go away and keep their distance – which really makes you feel alone and I also found out how incredibly healing the love of a single being can be. Oliver became my constant companion, no matter where I was inside or outside in the garden, he was there.

One year I decided to grow stevia, you know the plant you can use instead of sugar, and the lower leaves kept disappearing. I thought my partner was using it, he thought I was. Nope, Oliver was eating it and it made his head smell like maple syrup.

He had horrendous kidney issues, we were able to manage them for years, but when he went, he went fast. I was waiting for a call back on a Sunday from our vet about where to go with him, and less than 20 minutes after I called Oliver had a stroke and died in my arms. I was heartbroken and I still miss him.
He’s buried in the flower garden where he used to love to sit with me.

This painting is 3.5 x 5.5 and done on a vintage postcard.|
This piece is sold. If you’d like an Oliver Gripweed of your own – just contact me about a commission!

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Cats of May – #1 Sleeping Ginger Cat

I thought for the month of May, I’d paint one cat per day. 🙂 If you have a favorite feline- get it in – your furry friend may wind up in this series.

Now about this piece. This is about a ginger cat we had -he had sort of  a bad attitude and he was extremely likable on random occasions and especially when he was sleeping. We lost him back in 2003 and I still miss his grouchiness.

This watercolor and ink piece is 3.5 x 5.5 inches painted on a vintage post card.
This piece is sold. If you’d like a cat painting of your own – just contact me about a commission!

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Lady Stephen and her Black and White Jellicle Cat ACEO watercolor

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So Lady Stephen got up one day and decided she had too much to do. In fact she would eliminate getting dressed from this point onward. That took up too much time when she could be having fun and exploring the world.
Lady Stephen took her black and white Jellicle Cat with her every single place she went. He was a very good traveler.

I LOVE making ACEOs.
If you’re not familiar, ACEO is an acronym for Art Cards Editions and Originals.
The size is always 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

What an artist uses for to create an original ACEO is up to the artist, which makes ACEOs a very unique and collectible type of art.

ACEOs are not Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). ATCs are not sold and given from artists to each other or collectors.

About this Artwork
This is an ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches watercolor painting on heavy mat board.
Price: $20 +3 shipping
I can combine up to 3 artworks for one shipping price!

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