Friday, March 28, 2014

Do You Like My Hat?

Do You Like My Hat? acrylic/collage, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

This guy needs to get another photographer!

My title refers to the PD Eastman book Go Dog Go. My nephew, when he was MUCH smaller, loved that book. His favorite line was, "I do not." He said it, "I DO not." We laughed and laughed--one of many memories of the time we lived very close together. Not like now when we (and his brother, sister and parents) live on different continents.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Zinnia's Next, 18 x 24, acrylic and collage,
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Where are you, Spring?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Because It's Almost Spring

 Drawing Inside Cat, 22 x 8, Elizabeth W. Seaver

First Stage of painting--notice the editing I did. When I realized I wanted to use a very detailed looking paper, I took out the mouse balanced on the cat's tail

Finished. It looks a little wonky because my photo is not the final one. Parallax will get you every time!

So, this one is named Inside Cat, it is acrylic and collage. It is a bit of a companion piece to Come Here Often?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Come Here Often?

Come Here Often? collage/acrylic, 22 x 28
Elizabeth W. Seaver

This is the finished cat from two posts ago.

I'm working on a companion piece. I may rename them Outside Cat and Inside Cat. 

It's a blast.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

And Another Thing!

And Another Thing! collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Thought you all might like a little rest from the cats. I started this in October, but finished it this month.

 More cats tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Here is the original image I showed a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I have changed my direction with this piece. Here's how it started:

My plan was to stamp my block prints in the back ground, so I'd masked the cat figure in preparation. Here's what I decided to do instead:

I can see that available light and my fiddling with color balance gave several different impressions of color. It is meant to be salmon.

As I keep working, I will post more images and try to capture the color more carefully.

I purchased beautiful papers which I am finally pulling out to use in this series of paintings. I like the formality of the handmade, screen printed paper with the whimsy of my cat.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Sunny Spot

A Sunny Spot, acrylic/collage, 8 x 10
Elizabeth W. Seaver

In honor of a few warmer days. Here's to more of them, and to the watering of the daffodils by the melting of the snow.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mardi Gras Harold

Mardi Gras Harold, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Harold actually behaved himself with decorum at Mardi Gras. He's always this color.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cardinal for Dinner, Again?

Cardinal for Dinner, Again?, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

I know. 
It's not funny. 
Maybe just a little?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Daydreaming, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

About flocks of birds and schools of fish, no doubt.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Need Title Help Here

Pink Cat with Flowers, 6 x 6, acrylic on wood panel,
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Anybody got any ideas for naming this piece? 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I Hate Mondays

Especially when it snows! Here's another kitty picture.

I Hate Mondays, collage/acrylic on wood panel, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Planning on getting more painting done while the white stuff falls.