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Daily Cat 193

Catching flies. Meow.

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Daily Cat 190

“Daily Cat 190” – $30.
Ink and graphite on 140# HP watercolor paper – 4×6 in

Buck the Cat spots something in the corner of his eye. Wha dat?

Daily Cat 211

Daily Cat 211 – Buck is vacationing in Wisconsin for the summer. He likes it there, sort of. There’s a big, husky white and tabby queen that thinks Buck’s encroaching on her domain and has nicked him in the ear to make certain there’s no misunderstanding about what’s hers and not his. Other than that, he seems to be fine with the change of scenery. Meow.

Cad Orange, Ultra Blue

Color theory makes my head hurt. Having said that, I used a limited pallet for this painting, using only cadmium orange and ultramarine blue, black and white and small touches or viridian and cadmium yellow. The canvas was under-painted in a light lavender. As I continue to work in casein, I’m using two complimentary colors as found on color wheel, and mix all other hues in between with the complimentary colors selected. I’m relying on the wheel until its principles become like second nature to me when I paint. It’s tedious but I like the result of more harmonious paintings.

Daily Cat 209

Buck the Cat hones his fly catching skills.

Grove

This abstract forest looks a lot like Colorado to me, but you be the judge.

Rock Bass

A Rock Bass is related to the Sunfish, you’ll notice that little black ear behind its gills that’s characteristic of that species. Ted pulled him out of the water at Lake Adirondack in upstate NY where he was also catching large and small mouth bass the same evening. They all went back into the Lake, bass seasons doesn’t start til Fathers Day weekend plus we couldn’t have eaten all the bass he caught. It was a good night fishing.

River

I’ve started a casein journey. I like the flatness of this milk-derived paint. It can be buffed to a gloss and is waterproof once dry. I use blue, yellow and white pigment to paint this, relying on an underpainting of red acrylic to spark up the image.

Lizard Cacti Bugs

Desert symbiosis.

Hairwing Western Green Drake

The internet says that this fishing lure was ‘created by Rene Harrop in the 1980’s.’ It’s used in the summer when insects are hatching and fish are eatin’ ’em. I prefer chips and salsa…

Muddler Minnow – Traditional

The Muddler Minnow was first tied in 1936 by a guy from Minnisota, Don Gapen by name. It imitates a sculpin and is of the ‘streamer’ body type. It’s a very popular pattern, tied by many with a lot of variations. The one shown here is basic and traditional. My husband says the nose cone should be longer, but I prefer the look of this model.

Marble Canyon is a dusty, hot and out of the way spot where colors of the earth and sky are vivid. The Colorado River is winding it’s way southwest to the Grand Canyon. The United States’ largest birds, California Condors, nest on the canyon ledges, float on the thermals and fish the waters far below. Life is good.

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