Archive for the ‘cats’ Category

November 21, 2014 0


By in cats, color, watercolour

This little picture is in honour of my friend’s cat, now sadly departed.

September 19, 2014 0

Morning Sketches

By in cats, pencil, sketches

Maybe for one of the last times on the balcony, I’m afraid. Inside hazards include overly attentive cats who want to be front and centre on the lap. Still, these are various people I saw walking past, and an impression of Nora the cat “playing the cello.”

August 22, 2014 0

Eccentric Paintings of People and Pets

By in cats, color, dogs, paintings, parks, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I’m not fond of the new way Flickr has of embedding one’s graphics. I just want you to be able to see the one image, not scroll along to a lot of others. Generally, I’ve been embedding them into the website, which is probably a better solution, but I worry about all those graphics piling […]

July 28, 2014 0

Nora the Tuxling

By in cats, color, Nora the cat, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

May 3, 2014 0

Crime Faces, Etc.

By in black and white, cats, men, pencil, sketches

Drawing some big things in pencil. Too big for the scanner, so I took some snaps! I used hair spray as fixative. It’s fruit-scented, so not as nasty (or expensive) as standard fixative, but you get tired of the smell after a while anyhow. Inspired a little by an art show I saw. Will post […]

April 11, 2013 0

Black Cat!

By in cats, watercolour

I’m doing at least a painting a day at the moment. And in standard sizes. Besides this, a lot of images were orphaned when the blog broke down. Think I will put them into a slideshow, just so’s you can see them. Or, a really large post.

December 31, 2012 0

New Year’s Kitty

By in cats, paintings, watercolour

Happy New Year’s!

December 19, 2012 0

Christmas Card

By in cats, color, digital

Sent out all my Christmas cards today. Here’s the design I used. Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 5, 2012 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, color, digital, pen and ink, pencil, women

These are almost automatic drawings I do, while watching movies on the DVD machine, or petting cats. Cross-hatching is fun for me, but there’s almost no end to it. You simply have to stop, rather than declare something finished. The bonus this time is a little coloured cat picture:

November 24, 2012 0

Vet Bill Blues

By in cats, ruttan's place

I’ve set up a contribution page to help me deal with a big vet bill rescuing a sick orphan kitten. Link to page about Gaston the kitten. Or, is he now called “Jack Bauer?” Not something I’d normally do, but friends expressed interest in contributing when I told the story, so I thought I may […]

November 7, 2012 0

Hospital Waiting

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, heads, horses, men, pen and ink, sketches, women

Sketches done at the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, in the tiny waiting room in the endoscopy ward. My friend checked out OK, but it was a tough few hours waiting. Happyily, I had my book, (TOO MUCH HAPPINESS by Alice Munro), and my sketchbook. No one asked me what I was doing, thank goodness. Not all […]

October 11, 2012 0

Morning Things

By in cats, color, pencil, ruttan's place

Morning Cats: Morning faces:

September 14, 2012 0

More Heads, and Trees

By in black and white, cats, color, dogs, heads, men, pen and ink, ruttan's place, sketches, women

I’m getting back into the thing of posting what I drew lately, as long as it’s not too dreadful. It’s been hard for me lately, because I’ve been trying new things, and am not totally comfortable with them. Or even convinced that I should be trying them and not doing things more useful. But life […]

July 20, 2012 0

Walter Colours

By in cats, color, horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Despite the punning title of this post, this isn’t Walt Disney. He’s actually the cartoonist who designed Porky Pig. I’ve forgotten his name at the moment, but watched a bio about him on youtube, where a number of these interesting documentaries can be found, if you know where to look for them. UPDATE: Augh. Okay, […]