Monday, May 26, 2014

Interior Spaces

I've also been working on a series of interiors for a show I'm having later in the year at Gallery Ellipsis in Newport.  One of these paintings is of the People's Cafe on Thames Street in Newport, which I've shown here.  I decided to keep to interiors from Aquidneck Island, which has also included, so far, Jane Pickens Theatre and even Shaws supermarket.  (I'm not a snob when it comes to subject matter!)  I have to admit, though, I do prefer to paint more architecturally interesting subjects, such as Jane Pickens, especially as I'm a bit of a movie fanatic and I love old theatres, but sometimes painting ordinary subjects can make them more interesting, or at least I hope so.

"People's Cafe" - 24x24"


Have been working on a few projects over the winter, but my latest involves a lot of kitties.  My local veterinary practice commissioned me to do a small grouping of kitty paintings for their cat exam room.  I love animals, so it's been fantastic to paint what I love most.  Unlike dogs, cats generally have the same shape, but each one is unique, and I've learnt so much about their faces.  If possible, I've come to appreciate their beauty and individuality even more.  Here are three of the portraits.  All but two of the cats, who are resident kitties at the vet's office, are rescue cats from the Potter League, our fantastic local no-kill animal shelter, who I hope have long since been adopted into good homes.  The three shown here are Potter cats.

"Penny" - 8x8"

"Tigger" - 8x8"

"Wylee" - 8x8"