Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Headed Black Cat Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Today's painting is of a two-headed Tish!  I'm going to be using this painting for my holiday window display at my booth, Pandora's Parlor.  Yes, a cat with two heads is going to fit right in with my twisted Christmas theme, don't ask how ... you'll see!
 This original oil painting is 16 x 20 inches and will be available for sale after the first of the year.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Luna My Tuxedo Cat - Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Today's small painting, 6 x 6 inches, is a study for a large 3 foot by 3 foot painting I'm going to do of my Luna the tuxedo cat.  Luna has the prettiest eyes, they really are the color of a luna moth - that pale greenish yellowish color - so lovely.  I can't wait to try this painting BIG!
My Lou is the sweetest cat with a shy expression - she's a really gentle soul.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Edgar Allen Poe - Black Cat Annabel Lee Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Today's black cat painting is done from a photo of my customer Patty's beautiful black cat Annabel Lee.  Such a pretty kitty Annabel is!  Just a really striking black cat with lovely green eyes.  Patty commissioned me to paint a portrait of Annabel and this was one of the photos Patty sent me.  A closeup photo to show Annabel's collar, but I just loved the pose of Annabel in this so I had to paint this as well as the commission.
This was the commissioned portrait I did of Annabel Lee for Patty ...
And fun in the studio today as my kitties Tish and Luna explore all the dusty corners whilst I paint.
 The intrepid Tishy, always looking for an adventure.
 Hanging out on Pandora's cat climber.
 And Miss Lou getting her pretty face into the picture.
A good day in the studio with the ladies!