Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday: Holiday Thangs

Oh hey, I'm back again with another little hint at what's to come. Hopefully by the end of the week, Pan and Chibi and I will have finished up our small series of winter/holiday illustrations and have our collection up in our shop--Sidewalk167 on etsy. Pan and Chibi are working like a couple of dogs trying to get everything photographed and listed. Fingers crossed we'll have it all ready in just a couple of days! Wish us luck!


Friday, October 13, 2017

It's Friday, No Peeking

Despite the fact that here in New England we're still having the occasional 80 but it feels like 90 degree day, winter holidays are just around the corner! That being the case, I've started designing holiday cards. In reality, I should have started a while ago, but I find being fashionably late suits me in most things. 

As I'm a hermit and only truly comfortable in the company of cats, my two closest feline friends have agreed to model for the series of drawings that will become greeting cards. Here's a little peek at one of the works in progress. This one features Chibi--my tweaky siamese tot. Chibi is a year old and his hobbies include freaking out, dancing, playing fetch, freaking out, waking up at god-awful o'clock to freak out, advocating for equal rights, and being a sweet, sweet, lovable dorkpie. He's a very excitable fellow. I predict there will be very little sleep in our house this Christmas Eve.

Alrighty, I need to get back to trying to catch up! Hope you all have a lovely Friday!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday - Blue Cat in Blooms

Blue Cat in Blooms is my latest painting and the tenth in the Tiny Cat series. It's 9 x 12 inches, watercolor and acrylic on paper.

Tiny blue cat loves spending his days playing in the garden. He's so small, the flowers tower over him so he can hide and stalk his prey from under the daisies.

Find it in my etsy--Sidewalk167.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday. Yes!

I painted this awhile back and sort of ignored it for a long time. Painting it was meant as sort of a meditation on positivity on a dark day when I was feeling... too much. It was a helpful exercise, and then I tucked it away and forgot about it. Since dragging it back out, I've decided I like so much that I'm tossing around the idea of using it as a jumping off point for a series.

Find the original painting in my etsy shop here.

Happy Humpday!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blue Cat Melancholy Caturday

watercolor of tiny blue cat and flowers by ssstephg

Tiny Blue Cat in a Summer Garden
9 x 12 inches
watercolor on paper

After I painted this I thought, "This tiny blue cat looks a little melancholy." And then I thought, "Well, that's probably why he's strolling through a garden--to cheer himself up. He'll be fine."

This is a little different from the tiny cat paintings I've been doing. It's simplified. Instead of mixing watercolor and acrylic, this one is just watercolor. I've kept the composition simple with a couple of bunches of flowers, a tiny cat, and lots of negative space as background as opposed to a ground of built up painterly washes. If you're familiar with most of my work, then you know minimal is not generally my thing. However, I like this.

If you like it, too, you can find it in my etsy here. There are more photos, including a closeup.

Over and out,