Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Monday, April 21, 2014

Folks That Like Hooters...Yes I said it!

Wwhooooooo
else is amazed by owls and birds ?

Spring is such a great time
 to photograph, observe, listen, and enjoy them all

lately I have been finishing up an order of owls 
for a gift shop
Here is my progress so far
 Nothing completely finished just yet...
but soon

 a swirl in the paints and matte gel medium
 I just use my finger to lay on some colors and texture
every owl turns out a little differently


I use reclaimed  birch or poplar wood 
for the owls and the back board
with some real preserved bark for added effect
which is a bit
 folk artsy I suppose
let me know what you think


 This is my work area this week 




 -Kat-

joining in with:
Inspire Me Monday (IMM)
Paint Party Friday  (PPF)
What's on Your Work-desk Wednesday  (WOYWW)
see the links to these great groups below:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Owl Love You Forever - PPF

Owls are so interesting  to look at
They give off an air of awe and majesty
They really are so 
Wh-EYE- ZZzzzzzz.




I Have really taken a liking to purples lately
I wonder why???


join in with Paint Party Friday 
and look at all the painting going on
-Kat-


Thursday, March 20, 2014

PPF - It is Now SPRING- Kick Up Your Heels !

Happy First week of Spring 2014 !
Lets all kick up our heels!
I have sent in my 2014 application for the Loveland Art Show.
Loveland, Ohio has a wonderful Artsy Vibe
and I am so glad I live here!
I have been trying to spread my wings with my paintings a bit
and try different things out











So as you see -I've been busy with the palette knife
trying to be as relaxed and free-wheeling as possible
with the color and the application of it
I like using lots of matte gel medium 
and matte liquid medium mixed in with the paints

Im always looking to show lots of movement and texture.
 having fun and hoping soon to be outside more in the warm sun!
winter be gone
PLEASE
-Kat-
join in and look at all the creative art here
!
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Friday, February 28, 2014

Elephants in Purple Tickle-Tones


google photo for inspirations
 I recently did a painting in acrylic medium with  my trusty palette knife.
My niece likes elephants... so for her birthday
 my sister wanted to surprise her with an elephant art work for her bedroom.


   I was pretty sure she would like the purple tones for her room.
     and the mommy and baby elephant,
 title is" tickling mommy"
When the baby does the ticking on moms chin her tail goes flying up in the air.

happy last day of Feb !

Hope you get your tickles from a loved one today
Kat-

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Tea" for two...Me and Tracey


A  Blog-Tea-Party 
for our PPF  friend, Tracey
who is going through a ruff-tuff time right now
 and we want her to know 
we are thinking about her. 
this tea (or other beverage)
 toast is for you, Tracey

For Kind Folks
For Creative Minds
For Happy Souls
For Ever
Friends
Through thick and thin

Tea always helps me warm up on chilly winter days
I have this little Asian style teapot and cups 
that my sons gave to me on mothers day...
or was it my birthday?
maybe it was Christmas
Hmmmmmm
...I really can't  remember exactly
anyway,..
it is special to me
because my sons gave it to me.
So if you were here right now
 I would pull it out and serve you some tea
This is my chalk art for you -Tracey!
-Blessings of the season to you.

And,here is another painting 
I just finished playing around with.
  palette knife style
I call it, 
"wine-time"
sometimes you need a cuppa tea
sometimes
a glass of vino

Here's to you Tracey
much love and prayers
for a happy new years
may the days get better soon
for you.

-Kat-
Griffin
via :

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dec 6, 2013 - first snow day ! Happy PPF

I am Happy to see the pretty snow falling today. 
all the schools closed today.
But we did not lose power like some poor souls, west of here.


 I went to the Opening night
 of the Loveland Winter Art Show last night

it was a chilly rain and a miserable night to be out in that icy stuff 
but many art lovers braved the weather to come to the studios
 and look at all the beautiful art.
I was amazed and awed at the quality of so many art works
...I am humbled to think I am included among them. 

I have six paintings hung and I love to be involved 
or included in the Winter Art Show of this caliber.
this is what I entered:

the pink ballerina is my favorite one














Hope you all are staying warm
keep the creative juices thawed and flowing !
-Kat-
join PPF - (paint Party Fridays)

and show us your creativity !
all are welcome
all are respected here

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sweet Home...Chicago

Yes... this is a chicago man-hole cover
my son, Joe took this photograph a while back

Here is Joe's Photo

Joe requested of me to please recreate the manhole cover
 into a piece of wall art for his apartment,
where he now lives and works in another state.
He really misses the old stomping grounds of his college,
 and after-college years.
He has many friendships and many fun times there.
but does he want a lakefront painting or a painting of the downtown,
 or a painting of the sailboats on the lake ?...No 
He wants this man-hole cover - to hang on his wall
well, being the good mem-mem I am...

here is how I went about it
some of you out there are into seeing how paintings develop
what do you think of this , My
shades of grey art work



 I used white chalk to place in the areas to paint to
 have some what a balanced lay-out
but I wanted some irregularity and not
 perfect balance and replication.
then when the paint dries I would wipe off 
all the white chalk with a wet paper towel
 I toothbrush (ScoobyDoo one) splattered grey and 
purple/ grey paint all around the edges



at least it doesn't smell authentic

-Kat-

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PPF - Art Show was Hot!

Yes it was 90 degrees and super humid 
but we all sweated it out in style
My hair which was perfect at the start of the day...
 was a frizzy mess,
 I had to tame with a headband by mid day.
my makeup felt like it melted off,
 along with my entire face.
I won't complain any more than that but,...
I could go on...
oh MY oh MY  oh MY

...And now for the good news!

I sold several art works
from twig art owl to a large painting of birch trees to a Cincinnati skyline, and a field of yellow flowers 
-prints and cards too.

I was so happy about that part of the day
Loveland Art Show - Winning !



others tents by mine - 70-80 in all

my dark and too low  tent

this is the first little owl I sold
now on to the next show in Milford, OH on the 28th
I'll be showing more bird and  nature- twig/ bark art there.
praying for Fall weather this time
-Kat-