Friday, October 25, 2013

Slip Sliding Along...

This little guy almost slid right off the page while I was painting him.  He was rushing for his ball and it almost got away from him.

5 by 7...  acrylic painting on canvas board.

$40.00 (free shipping in the US)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Posting Cat 1 from 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

This painting is 6" by 6" on 140-pound watercolor paper. It is part of a fundraiser For Amy.
Please visit the sight to read about Amy and why this fundraiser is so important.

The painting comes framed in a black frame with spacers to keep the painting away from the glass.

I've decided to post the paintings from the September challenge over here.  Enjoy

Thursday, August 29, 2013

30 in 30 Challenge in September. Watch for the daily paintings.

Sunday, I start another 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  Of course, I'm painting cats.  Stop by. I'll be posting them here daily for the month of September.

If you want to read all about it, stop by HH and The Boys.  And if you want to send me a picture, you can send jpgs to me at Lou AT LouBelcher DOT com.

Have a great day. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

KittyScape3: Gone Fishing

I just finished the third in my new series: KittyScapes.  I'll show you #3 first.  It's entitled: Gone Fishing...

I'm loving painting in all these bright colors.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cat Portraits by Lou

With the holidays coming up.... yep, you heard me.  It's almost August 25th, which leaves 4 months until Christmas... I thought I'd put up a little notice about my cat portraits.  It'd be good to get started now.

I am thrilled to paint your cat.  A 6" X 6" X 1.5" painting is $55.00 plus postage. I will also do custom sizes. Email me at Lou at LouBelcher dot com for an estimate.

All you do is provide a couple good pictures of your cat and I'll be good to go. As I want to be sure to capture the essence of your cat, be sure one of the photos shows his/her eyes.  And, describe any unusual markings that might not show in the picture that you want included.  Also, if you want to tell me something about your cat and his/her quirks, that helps too.

I look forward to hearing from you and look forward to getting to know your cat.

Email me at Lou at LouBelcher dot com and we'll get started on your special portrait.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sketch.... for Colorcat...

Painted this little sketch yesterday just to see if I liked the orange.  Might be too much. I may go with blue and green.... Only the cat knows.... HA!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sketch Cat4

Oh...oh... had so much to do last week that cat-a-day turned into cat-a-week.  No problem.  Sketched this little guy and tomorrow I'll be back on track.

Have a great evening.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Abstract Cat 1

I bought some new, vibrant colors and thought that I'd try a little abstract piece with them.  This guy is 9" x 12" on 140 pound hot pressed paper. He's done in acrylic paint and will be framed in a plain black frame.

I haven't decided on a price for him yet.  He just might go into my abstract collection for future inspiration. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

ColorCat 10

ColorCat 10 by Lou Belcher

acrylics on cradled birch
10" x 10" x 1.5"

This guy loves color and especially reds and purples.  It brightens every day... and every room.

$275.00 includes shipping and handling

Saturday, June 29, 2013


I don't know this little guy's name. A friend sent it to me for painting practice.  Thanks Helen. Painting an upside down cat was a challenge.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cats With Shades #1

This is the first in my new series: Cats With Shades.  This one is painted from a photo of The Great Noodles... that famous DJ on Twitter.

Cats With Shades 1
10" x 10"
acrylic on cradled birch
$225 (includes shipping)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Knuckles cartoon figure... in progress

I'm developing cartoon images for each of The Boys.  This one is a chubby version of Knuckles.  Knuckles is much slimmer than this, and I'll work on that, but I think I have the look that I want.  I figure that I should be documenting their antics in cartoons.  So, this is where I'm starting.... I just need to decide which facial features will mean Knuckles....  More to come.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ColorCat 9

After many sketches... let me present ColorCat 9.  He's purple through and through....  Enjoy!!!

He's 10" x 10" x 1.5" in acrylic paint on cradled birch.  

$275.00 including shipping and handling

Saturday, June 15, 2013



I painted Bugsy's portrait a couple of weeks ago and here's Knuckles in all his mellow glory.  He looks calm here, but he's the mastermind of many misadventures.....  

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Not A Cat

Worked on this at painting class the other night.... He's not a cat. Sometimes you just have to branch out.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sketch... Love my mom...

It's Saturday and we all get to be with our mothers... I hope.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sketching on a Rainy day...

Sketched this cat this morning while the rain was falling and the wind was blowing....  We're having glancing blows from Tropical Storm Andrea.... today... Not too bad right now.  But this guy looks like a cat easy to snuggle up to...

Hope you're having a dry day.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sketch: Cat on Dock

I think he's watching for turtles in the water.... This is definitely going into my painting list.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sketch: Cats with Shades

Today... Just a little sketch to bring a smile to your face.  I'm planning a series called Cats with Shades.  This guy just showed up on my sketch pad wanting a place in the line up. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sketch: The Family of Cats

This one is just a rough sketch of The Family of Cats piece I'm planning to do. It'll be 18 by 24 when I finish.  Seeing this, I've decided to make it with a variety of colors and kinds of kitties...not just Bugsy's and Knuckles's.  Tomorrow I'll begin sketching out the real thing.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday.... come when you can. I love reading your comments.

Lou (HH)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gray Kitty #1

This is Gray Kitty #1... So far he's in pencil and just a sketch.  I'll try him as a regular portrait soon.  At times, it's more difficult to paint cats who are all one color than those with many.  Have to work to get the shading just right.

Have a great day.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Bugsy Sketch on the Carpet

Bugsy on the carpet.... For a few days now, I've been sketching the cats. Unfortunately, my card reader was on the fritz, so I couldn't post them. I'll catch up in the next few days. 

In this pose, he had all his legs and feet tucked in and looked like a meatloaf with a tail and head.  Might make an interesting painting one of these days.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Preliminary sketch of Noodles the DJ

Noodles the DJ will be the first in my series "Cats with Shades". Completed this preliminary sketch this morning. The shades, of course, will be shaded. And, I need to work on his sneer a little more as it is, in real life, more of an Elvis sneer,.

He'll come along as I shape him into the real Noodles....

Thursday, May 23, 2013




Lou Belcher

8" x 8" x 1.5"
acrylic on cradled birch

$135.00 (plus S and H)