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.