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,

Friday, August 4, 2017

Finished Friday! Tiny Cat Trio.

I'm psyched about these new paintings, all three of them. They're all watercolor and acrylic on paper, and they measure 9 x 12 inches.

painting of black cat with flowers by ssstephg

cat with flowers painting by ssstephg

cat on rainbow bridge painting by ssstephg

I've listed them all in my etsy shop. You can click through the titles to be brought to the listings.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday Green Storm Orange Cat

Cuz alliteration is alright!

Here's another tiny cat painting. It's watercolor and acrylic on paper, 9 x 12 inches. So far, I like this series. It's an interesting balance for me between illustration and abstraction. And they're cute... and I'm a sucker for cute tiny cats.

Find this in my etsy, Sidewalk167. Buy it if you like!!! Or just look. Either is much appreciated.

Have a good whatever you're having!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Summer

Wow, that was fast! Spring is gone and summer is happening! I guess I got so into the wonderfully defrosted world I forgot to check in with the virtual one. Ah well. Here's a tiny fraction of what I've been up to while not keeping up with this blog.

You remember my studio assistants--Pan and Chibi, right? Well, I started a series of lifestyle drawings featuring my furry little friends. The images feature Pan and Chibi swimming, gardening, dancing, and advocating for equal rights. Love and pride!!! The original works are done in sharpie which I love for fun, spontaneous drawing. I've taken the first six and made them into greeting cards. You can purchase them through my etsy shop--Sidewalk167.

love and pride cat greeting cards by ssStephG from Sidewalk167 on etsy

Hope you're having a great summer!
Love and sunlight,