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The view from the food dish

I have really been enjoying the quality of the photos that has been coming from the Il Gattaro di Aleppo pages on facebook. Some of them really caught my eye, endearing, but not traditional views of cats. I decided to make a series of them. They will be featured for sale at a later date. Maxi is one of the featured cats. Maybe someone else knows who the others are.

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The Ginger gang

Il Gattaro di Aleppo is one of my favorite charities. This man has shown so much courage and diligence, that I just can’t seem to do enough for him. I’ve been donating paintings to his cause for about a year now. I get to do paintings that challenge and inspire me, and I also get to raise money for this man, who helps people’s abandoned pets, and the children of the people that still live there, in Syria. and for some reason, he has a lot of orange tabbies!

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January Challenge

As usual, Ruthie gave me all sorts of fun challenges for the 30 days in January 15 minutes a day drawing challenge, but this one was my favorite. I had to depict my pet in a famous painting. So I chose Enza, who is 18 and always posing for me.

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Two exceptional oak trees

It is with great joy that I can announce that two of the trees we planted at Wing Luke School have been deemed “exceptional” and will be saved from demolition when they build the new school. Here they are in the last stages of losing their leaves on a brilliantly sunny autumn day. This painting is for sale. It measures 10″ x 14″

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Foggy morning on Beacon Hill

This has been a spectacular autumn for me; since there hasn’t been much rain (but enough) the leaves are still on the trees, and the ones that have fallen are dry enough to walk through. I have always loved kicking through the leaves, it brings me right back to my childhood. But two mornings ago, we awakened to fog, which is very special when the trees are all brilliant jewels. This is 8″ x 11″ for sale, all proceeds go to Endangered species education and conservation.

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