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Partners in Crime

22.00"W x 26.00"H x 1.0"D

$450 (Shipping Included)

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Arlene Crafton


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: yellow, quirky, nature, colored pencil, window, animal, realism, bird, goldfinch, pet, two cats, cat

Media: pencil on ampersand artists panel

Size: 22"W x 26"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2016

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I love the photo I had of the cat on the left whose expression, I decided, was perfect for looking at a bird out a window. While looking for a bird to use in my piece, I found the other cat and decided he needed to be the other cat's partner in crime! Sometimes a scene will just come to me and I love when I can create a piece that tells a little story.

This piece was complete almost entirely in colored pencil with just a hint of pastel. It is beautifully archivally matted and custom framed to an overall size of 22 x 26. Artwork is 16 x 20.

My love of art dates back to childhood. As a child and teen, I never went anywhere without my bag of "drawing stuff" -- pencils, pens, paper and drawing books. I took all the art classes I could in school. However, as often happens, the demands of family and life took over and, unfortunately, many years went by with very little time to devote to my art.. Ultimately, I reached the point several years ago where I could not exist another day without art in my life. With great joy and much encouragement from my family, art again began to play a significant role in my life. At this time, I also chose to work in color, taking the leap from strictly working in black and white. At this time, I am thrilled to be a full-time artist, working mainly in pastel, colored pencil or ink and sometimes combining these for mixed media. My subject matter varies widely -- whatever catches my eye and imagination. As long as I'm creating, I'm happy! I belong to several area art groups and have participated and sold works in various shows. I look forward to reaching another audience through Vango. I thank you for visiting my portfolio and I hope that as you view my work, the joy I feel in creating it is apparent!

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