Saturday, October 30, 2010

Feral Cats at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Earlier this year, I found out that my city (Pacifica) issued littering citations to a lady who has been feeding and taking care of the feral cats in her neighborhood (Rockaway beach). She actually helped reduce the feral cat population from 150 to eight. The city was calling her compassionate acts "littering." Needless to say, I was very upset about the city wasting our precious tax dollar in this harsh economic times for going after a good sommaritan instead of catching "real" criminals.
At the court hearing held in September, the judge found her not guilty! "Feeding cats is not littering." Hooray!

Stripes and Reese are two of the cats at Rockaway. Today, I found out that Stripes is at least 13 years old and lived at the Rockaway beach all her life, but about 4 months ago, she found a forever home! This news made my day. :)

I am planning on doing one or two more paintings of Rockaway cats, then show a collection of my cat paintings perhaps at our local library, if everything goes well.

Size: 8 x 8 inches
Support: Hardboard

Size: 8 x 8 inches
Support: Birch wood panel

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great News!!

Today, I received a letter and a check from The Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS) saying that my "Lynx" won Third Place in Birds & Animals category. Yay!! This was my first entry to the show. It made my day! :)

Title: Lynx
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia Artboard

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fuchsia and Hummingbird

Title: Fuchsia and Hummingbird
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Hardboard

I have been spending a lot of time in the backyard sitting in front of our fuchsia plants, trying to take pictures of the hummingbirds that show up there. I must have taken hundreds of pictures, but only a handful of them turned out to be good reference for painting.

When you take a look at the hummingbirds closely, they are so beautiful and amazing. I will definitely do more paintings of them.
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