This year I created a series of artworks, portraits of imaginary dogs, and I created an artist book of them titled “Dogs by Sue Clancy”. My cat Hawkeye was not pleased. Here is a photo of Hawkeye, aka “The Cat”, taking the podium above Rusty, a miniature long-haired dachshund, who weighs about 3 pounds less than Hawkeye, to protest the un-fairness that no cat-art by Sue Clancy and no cat-art book yet exists.
When he realized that the book “Dogs by Sue Clancy” existed Hawkeye pulled a lap blanket right off my lap. (On a chilly night too!) Then he proceeded to dominate the dog and, from his soap-box to loudly tell me his feelings about this matter. So, to keep peace in the family (and make things fair) I have promised Hawkeye a series of artworks – and a book – for next year, 2018. Here is Hawkeye’s skeptical reaction when I told him that the cat-art-exhibit is currently scheduled for June 2018 (and tried to pull the blanket back up).
To further reassure The Cat I’ve begun posting some of my art-work in progress on my blog at www.sueclancy.com and intermittently such posts will continue for the next year until the fine art for my cat art exhibit – and the book – are ready for the world. Here is an example of a work-in-progress post:
I have tried telling Hawkeye that I’ve created cat artwork all along – that the dog-art related art exhibit and book was just my way of focusing on a topic/theme. No personal offense to The Cat was meant. Then I showed him some past examples of my cat-art work. Some of which is currently at art galleries in Tulsa Oklahoma, www.gierek.com and in Portland Oregon www.caplanartdesigns.com – here are a few examples:
Hawkeye was not sufficiently amused. See the photo below.
Consequently, I’ve promised to do better. To that end I have sworn, upon a fresh block of Comte cheese, a solemn oath to make more cat-themed artwork. “Neow!” demanded Hawkeye. “Yes sir.” I replied.
Here, below, is Hawkeye in my art studio making sure I keep my word. (He’s in the dog/cat bed that sits at the base of my art easel)
You can see more examples of my artwork and my artist books on my website www.sueclancy.com – and of course follow my cat-art making progress on my blog.
Thanks, in advance, for your ongoing encouragement and support as I try my best to please The Cat and create both an art exhibit and an artist book titled “Cats by Sue Clancy”.