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Seven More MBFA Note Card Designs Now Available at TPSS CO-OP!

I’m pleased to announce that our local TPSS CO-OP is now carrying 11 of my artist note cards printed from my original paintings! These 5” x 7” cards are professionally printed on high quality card stock with archival ink. Blank inside. Envelopes included.

Each card is individually signed and wrapped in a clear protective cello bag. Give as a gift or send to someone special. Four of the cards feature Takoma Park inspired paintings.

Michelle Bailey Fine Art Card Collection available at TPSS CO-OP

 

 

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“Sunset Kitty”

acrylic on canvas 8×10 in

Nothing like being snowed in to get some painting done! I put the finishing touches on this painting of a kitty basking in the last rays of a fall day. A great way to stay warm and cozy in between bouts of playing in the snow.

Here is the final (or at least close to final- sometimes I can’t decide 🙂

MBailey Sunset Kitty pip03

Here are some progress photos.

MBailey Sunset Kitty in progress

Michelle Bailey Sunset Kitty

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Channeling Motor Cat – Painting in Progress

Update: The original painting has sold. Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

A motorcycle riding cat?! If you lived in the Takoma Park/DC area in the 90s, you likely caught a glimpse of “Motor Cat,” a cool kitty happily riding on a motorcycle with her human and sporting an adorable little helmet. I’m reliving a fond memory by creating this painting of my cat Mouse riding around Sligo Creek Parkway, channeling Motor Cat. This painting is part of my growing local series.

Link to WaPo article and Chicago Tribune article

Channeling Motor Cat By Michelle Bailey

Channeling Motor Cat – Finished Painting

The finished painting is on display and for sale at Artomatic in Hyattsville, MD through December 12th. (Update: This painting has sold.)

Channeling Motor Cat - by Michelle Bailey

90s Motor Cat T-Shirt

Photo of Motor Cat T-Shirt from the 90s.

Artomatic Update: Channeling Motor Cat got BRASHED at Artomatic 2016!

“The Truth About Cats (And Dogs)”

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Also Available – Channeling Motor Cat T-Shirts and prints.

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A new year – two new paintings 

Michelle Bailey Fine Art Painting in Progress - Swedish Cow I and II

Paintings in progress: Swedish Cow I and II

Happy new year!  Some wonderful friends  surprised  me with a Christmas gift of two large canvases, 24″x24″. Up until now I have been painting on smaller sizes, mostly 8″x10″ and even smaller cigar boxes. While looking at the canvases the day after receiving them I was trying to imagine what in the world I might paint on them. That’s when I remembered these wonderful cows that I had seen and photographed during a recent trip to Sweden. I love their expressions so I wanted to focus on their faces. I really enjoyed changing the way I typically paint-this time I’m trying a freer style, bigger brushes and dashes of vibrant accent color. The cow on the right is nearly complete and the cow on the left is just started.
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Takoma Park Street Festival, Sunday October 5, 10am-5pm

I will be a participating artist this year at the Takoma Park Street Festival and sharing a space with RAM Jewelry Designs. Please stop by and say hello!
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