One of the ways I am creating my "own" space in my studio, is to decorate it with my collection of favorite black cat artwork, from some truly very talented people. Not because I intend to copy any artist, but because it is very inspirational for me, and reminds me that when and if I ever find my muse again, I will be a happy and productive artist. Right now I've been trying to decide what to hang, and where. Some of the items need to be framed, others are ready to go. I've collected a lot of black cat pieces over the years, and I have a lot of favorite artists, as Lisa and Marie can attest to. I have quite a number of their paintings up in the studio, and a few of Marie's clay sculptures too. I love original oil paintings, but most are costly, although I do have about a dozen from artists Rosemary Daunis and Norma Zaro, from Argentina. I have several stunning prints from British painter Denise Laurent.
But a favorite artist of mine is Rachel Parker, who lived just up the road from us in South Carolina. I have several of her prints, but only one original.
The first photo is my scanned copy of the original watercolor from Rachel that I own. I bought it because it reminded me so much of Hairy. I hope Rachel doesn't mind me reproducing it here, since I am singing her praises! I bought this painting in 2008- yes it was expensive because it was an original, but I won't say how much it was because James would crap if he knew. We'll just say the price had three digits in it..... And no, I can't do watercolors worth a darn. I've taken classes, but I just never got the hang of the technique. So beautiful watercolor paintings not only astound me with their detail, but they also mystify me with their creation.
The other photo is one I took of Hairy recently when she was out on the deck, and I've used it on a previous post. It is just amazing to me how much the two "cats" resemble each other. Hairy could have easily posed for the original painting. I just had to share this with my other artsy, black cat loving friends!
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.