Sunday, November 17, 2013

My latest Cat Painting

This is called "Tuna Dreams" oil on board. It was inspired by watching how my cats look so comfortable sleeping. They know how to relax. It's something we all could learn more of these days.

Art Love,

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Black Cat Jewelry

Here is my new Black Cat Jewelry. I love the colors of autumn with the browns, reds and oranges. Fall time has such a strong range of dramatic colors.
art love,

You can find it in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cat Jewelry

I just introduced a new line of my custom cat jewelry on my online store. Just in time for Halloween.
I call these "Wear a Kitty". Now you can take your baby anywhere you go. It was inspired by all the times we travel and miss our furry children at home.

Learn more here:

Art love,

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jeff Haynie cat artwork new online store

Announcing my new online store showcasing my Cat paintings.

You can find prints, cards and bookmarks.
Lots of art love

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


This is an oil painting I created for the Purrfect Pals cat rescue. It was sold at the Black Cat Ball dinner auction a few years ago. I'm introducing it into Verksted Gallery as a limited framed edition. The frame is handmade with hand painted details. The painting is a Giclee print on Velvet fine art archival paper.
With each painting I write a story to share the thoughts and world of each character. This is my idea of a Black Cat going to a costume ball. Notice the fish confetti. Here is the story:

"It was time for the annual “Black Cat Ball”. She bought a new pink gown to wear this year to go with the heart necklace she inherited from her mother. A gold fish mask with a big pink feather hides her identity from others. The proceeds always go to a great cause which is to provide homes for the less fortunate. The Ball was a chance to dine, socialize and show off her new dress but most importantly her new fish fan."

art love,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Heaven and Earth Designs licensing

Today I became part of the "Heaven and Earth Designs" family. They will be producing my artwork on amazing cross stitch designs. Take a look at
art love,

Captain Claw

Here is a new drawing called Captain Claw. He will be a painting very soon.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Just Be

Just finished a new painting from my cool cat series called "Just Be".

The T.V. tells you to be this way.
People tell you to be that way.
Groups tell you to be their way.
Each one of us is unique.
No two are alike.
So why spend time being someone
you're not, nor really want to be?
Just be yourself.
Just be.

art love,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Touch the Sky

Just finished a new Digital Painting called "Touch the Sky". Painting in photoshop with a lot of custom brushes.
"Touch the Sky"
Breaking the plane to see heaven,
Pushing through obstacles to see beyond,
if yet for a moment to see a glimpse of what could be.
Reaching beyond the normal flow of the day to touch life.

art love,

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tuna Dreams painting

This is one of my latest paintings in progress. Each stage has it's own fun and life cycle. The drawing started as a fun idea as I watched my cats do what they love to do most which is sleep. The idea of learning how to rest. After I finished the pencil drawing then I created value thumbnails and color studies in preparation for the final painting. Next I did a sepia underpainting over the painting to establish base lighting or breakdown of light and shadow. This last image is the painting in progress in oils.
I'll post more stages as I work.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tuna on a silver platter

This is a new painting I'm working on. I start with a rough thumbnail sketch for the idea. Then do a quick series of value studies for tone and lighting. Then I work on the drawing. Sometimes I take photos or gather photos for reference. Most of the time I prefer to draw directly from my imagination. In this case I just wanted to get an idea of the perspective of the cat faces.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Painting workshop and demonstation

I will be doing the first in a series of art workshops at the Artist's Edge in Poulsbo, WA.  If you are in the Seattle area or will be in the Seattle area in February, come see me!