Monday, September 26, 2011

New Halloween Painting

Hello, I've been doing some Halloween paintings, this is my latest one, available now on eBay. It's 5x7, acrylic on hardboard.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene and NFAC

Nibblefest (NFAC) is ending tonight. The theme was 'On the Farm' so I did a city rat visiting the country and finding a little piglet to talk to.

Right now I am listening to the rain and hoping that Irene the hurricane will not be too bad. I am so dreading the wind and have battened down the hatches as best I can.

I am also hoping I don't lose power but kinda expect I will. Can't wait for this to pass by!

Stay safe and dry!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two new paintings

Hello all, I have two new paintings to post this evening. One of a kitty and pigeon, and another of a rat in Blairstown with a Jason mask. My niece lives in the area, so it inspired the painting and I thought I'd give it a Jason flair, although I will admit I have never seen the movies. I'm not into scary slasher flix, although I don't mind reading science fiction, some of my favorite books are Relic and The Ice Limit by Preston and Child and Impact by Preston. Right now I am listening my way through Scott Sigler's Podcast books.

Well since I did mention paintings it would be nice to see them about now. And lo and behold, here they are:

I hope you enjoy looking at these, I sure enjoyed painting them. I am going to be working on a rats on vacation series.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Commission paintings

I've done a few commission paintings these past few weeks, a pretty dog, who had passed away, for my niece to give to her boyfriends mother, and a friends new grandson. I like to do different things to show that I can do more than cats and rats! haha I like cats and rats because they are so familiar, with dogs or other critters I have to research where their whiskers are, the bone structure etc.

Well, now that I am done yakking about the paintings, I will actually show them:

I've also done a few Lionhead Rabbits, something new for me. This painting is available on eBay now. I had permission to paint this from the photographer, M Zavita. Thanks!

Well that about sums up the new paintings in my life. I hope to have more to show you soon.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a fun, happy and safe 4th, don't want anyone losing their digits. I will leave you with a sparkler!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A beautiful day in NJ

I can't believe June is on it's last day. Couldn't let a month pass with no post! I've been doing larger paintings the last month or so and they've been doing well on eBay so I will continue. Here are some:

Will be listed on eBay June 30

Available on eBay

Is available on eBay now

Ends tonight, June 30




So that has been my month! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 6, 2011

New York City Times Square Painting

Before I got into painting cats and rats I used to do scenes, which I'd like to get back to once in a while. This 18x24 inch painting was done in 2004 and I now have it listed on eBay. It was inspired by a trip into the city on a beautiful sunny day to take pictures. You can click on the pictures to see the auction and close ups.

It's a nice sunny day in NJ this Friday before Mother's Day Weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all! I will be spending the day with my mom and family.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter and New art!

My library show is doing well, you can read the article online here.

Below is my NFAC art for April.

And these rats were wondering about the news stories about rats on the subway, what's the big deal?

I was going to have more art but my computer is acting sluggish tonight so I will post them tomorrow or over the weekend.

I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm in the Newspaper!!

I was happy to hear I made it into the Nutley Sun paper today. My brother had called and told me his friend saw the article. It is so exciting for me to see my art, in color, in a newspaper!

Hope you enjoy reading it!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My art is being shown at Nutley Public Library for April!

Hi, I am excited that this month my art is being shown at the NJ Nutley Public Library! It is my first local showing.

If you are in the area, stop by! It features a lot of my smaller ACEO art, my book - 'The Rats of Summer', bookmarks, postcard size and some of my larger paintings, including my newest 5x7 'Rattie Reunion II', which I will post on eBay after the show.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Man and his Rats, a new painting

I always liked the lighting on this picture I took of my brother so I thought I would paint it with my known subject matter: Rats! If you knew him, you'd know he is not a big fan of any rodent. To see him surrounded by rats makes me laugh, which is also what my mom did when I showed her the painting. I call this painting 'A Man and his Rats'.

This 9x12 painting is available on eBay, click on it to see the auction.

I am now working on another 'man and his rats' painting featuring my nephew.

I've mentioned this before but in case you didn't know, years ago all I used to paint was people, when I started on eBay I somehow evolved into cats, then rats, or a combo of both. So for me it's nice to get back to people and combine them with my love of painting rats and cats.

I hope you enjoy this new direction and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Horse and Rats acrylic painting

I have listed an original 11x14 inch acrylic painting in my Etsy shop featuring a horse in a stall and two friendly rats. I have a few more paintings I will be adding in the next few days.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Laminated Bookmarks

I have been so bad at updating my blogs lately. Shame on me. I am still painting and drawing and listing on eBay. I am also planning to finish my second book, 'The Rats of Winter'.

A new venture I've been meaning to do for years has begun. I am selling my art as laminated bookmarks. I had started to do this years ago and had given my mom some to test out for me. Well the good news is that the lamination has held up great, they look as good as new. My mom reads about 5 books a week so the bookmarks do get a workout.
The bookmarks are all hand done by me, I print, cut, and then laminated them. They are two sided, with my name and info on the back.

Some bookmarks will be from one of my 'bookmark' paintings, and others are cropped from ACEOs or larger works I have done. Some I have listed so far are shown below, click picture to see all bookmarks on eBay.
It has been cold and snowy this winter in NJ and I cannot wait to see the crocus in March, my sign that spring is coming.

Thanks for stopping by!