6.02.2011

I paint kitties in bowties.

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My Aunt and uncle have started a "Get to know your neighbors" art exhibit at the local church, where various artists who work or have businesses on Main St can share their work with the community. June is my month, so I gathered up some paintings I had on the walls, and painted some new ones for the exhibit!
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This is Hobbes of course. He has one white cheek whisker, and one white eyebrow whisker. And a suit.
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I painted this when Sam and I were dating for our anniversary or something. I'm gonna say I'm the plump birdie ;)
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At work I get asked quite often how to tie a bowtie, so I might hang this one up there. The original tutorial is from this image
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This one is a whole seven years old, I painted it from a photo I took at the Roman Forum.
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This one was a birthday gift to Sam, I think when we were dating.
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Photos by Ruth

31 comments:

Erin said...

Solanah these are fantastic! :) You're so creative! I especially like the couple portraits, so cute :)
xErin

anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

If Toys Could Talk said...

Your sweet style really carries over into your paintings! I really love the birdies painting, and the miniatures of you and Sam (both oval canvases). :)

Florence Annie Frost said...

I LOVE your paintings. They are so cute and filled with personality! I love Hobbes. You inspire me!

~Florence Annie Frost

Alice said...

Love your look in the first pic and really pretty paintings! ^_^

My blog:
http://alicecloset-sewing.blogspot.com/

Polly said...

oooh I love the birdies :)

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

I love the photo inspired by the Roman Forum. The shades or red, pink, white (is that purple too! lol) are beautiful. It definitely gives the picture dimension and the feel of the photo I almost sensed you actual visited this place as oppose to just seeing a picture. What a great eye for detail! I love your work!

Charlotte said...

Sweet paintings! I would love to take up painting. Perhaps I should!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

northwest is best said...

Nice paintings! And what a lovely way to get to know your neighbours.

Radka said...

These are great, especially Hobbes - love him!

Stephanie Lynn said...

The kitty bow tie tutorial is awesome! So Solanah!

Sixties Vintage said...

Lovely! Great paintings:) Love your dress style.X

Martyna said...

Hi:)
I made this few days before:

http://postimage.org/image/hd669z2c/
http://postimage.org/image/heetscec/

Amber Blue Bird said...

you are really good, I especially love the birdie painting

Funky Punky said...

I felt compelled to write my first comment on your page; even though I visit daily and love your outfits, I have to say these paintings are remarkable! I think you have a great talent and it's great that you'll be exposing your art to your community :)

Shewearscrazywell said...

You are such a great painter! I loved this post. Oh...and I always love your style of course. :) Hearts, janna lynn

Dakota said...

I loveee your kitty art!! Too cute; I'm impressed!

toridawn said...

love! I really like the portraits of you and Sam. Too cute. Makes me miss painting. :)

art deco dame said...

so stinking cute!the couple and the bird ones are my favorite

Colleen said...

Great job! And can I just say, your hair looks awesome in these picture?

Liza said...

I love all of the paintings. The one with the cats is really great.

x

slovly.com said...

I like!

sarah said...

These are fantastic! I especially love the birdies - so cute. You're so talented!

Carlin said...

I had no idea you painted!! Wow!

I really liked the bowtie cat one. I'll have to show it to my stepfather -- he's been asking for a needs-to-be-tied bowtie for his birthday for a couple years ^^; and he keeps getting books.

burlesquemama said...

ur adorable!!

The Good Life said...

How delightful! These paintings are whimsical and endearing :-)
Do you plan on selling any through this blog?

z szafy zakupoholiczki said...

I love your blog! :) recently I visit you, and every time nice surprises me :)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Beautiful paintings!! You are so talented. The ones with the kitties stole my heart.
XOXO

Sommervogel said...

What a nice idea!!

I also found online yearbooks from 1940 throughout 1949 at which you can have a look online

http://yearbooks.umcrookston.edu/Yearbooks1940_1949.htm

Lady Jardin - Vintage Views of the South Coast said...

such cute paintings! hope the exhibition goes with a bang! the set of you and sam is so cute! especially like the 'how to tie a tie' one! heheh!

keep up the painting! one of my favourite hobbies :) it's so relaxing, don't you think?

l.j.
xxx

The Witchery Vintage said...

Gorgeous! I love cats and your pictures are adorable. You are so multi talented! xoxo

Solanah said...

The good life, no these are just on my wall :)