Gallery Zoo Art Blog

Taking Risks: Why Trying Something New Is Worth It

I love trying new things and having new experiences...with other people.  On my own?  It's mostly just scary.  If you view yourself as an independent woman though (or even simply envision yourself as one), then this is something you must take a deep breath and just do.  Every. …(continue reading)

What Is Summer? Art In the City

School buses have made their final rounds and the kiddos are home for the summer.  Summer is different for everyone.  Beyond the more standard fare of barbeques and swimming pools, we all have different things that evoke summertime for us.  When I was a kid (I'll never say growing-up because...(continue reading)

Art Painting In Progress: Zoo Art For Nursery--Rhino

A couple of weeks ago I shared the first completed painting in my commission triptych of baby animal art for a nursery, along with this sketch of the next painting--a baby rhino.  Here is the completed 10"x10" painting:  Baby Rhino, © 2015 Catherine Jeltes, Gallery Zoo Art. All Rights...(continue reading)

Art Prints: How To Make Different Prints From One Painting

In April I wrote a blog post titled "Art Photography:  How To Use One Image To Make Different Prints."  The same concept can be applied to using a single painting to make different prints.  Ever create a painting and wonder how it would look--or sell--in a different palette?  Here...(continue reading)

Art Painting Series: Abstract Flower Blue

Flowers rock.  Quite simply, they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, thrive in most any climate, and are in a constant state of transition.  They can be appreciated en masse as well as up close--with macro photography or even X-rayed.  How could I ever get bored?  My most recent art...(continue reading)

Art Painting In Progress: Zoo Art For Nursery

Much of my time recently has been spent working on this charming painting series of zoo animals for a client's nursery.  When completed, it will be a triptych (three paintings), two measuring 10" x 10" and the other measuring 10" x 20".   The first painting of the set is a baby hippo. ...(continue reading)

Feeling Mellow? Purple Art Photography For A Rainy Day

Rainy days--especially during the warmer days of spring and summer--tend to fill me with a sense of mellowness and nostalgia.  Muted purples and greys further reflect this tranquil mood, and I find myself drawn to that dreamy world where the only sound is the drip, drip of raindrops rolling off...(continue reading)

New Work: Abstract Art Mixed Media Painting La Bonne Vie

I have had this canvas painting in varying stages of progress in my studio for probably over 2 years.  For whatever reason, I reached a point when I simply was not inspired to proceed.  And let me tell you, that painting looked nothing like La Bonne Vie, its final outcome.  In fact, the...(continue reading)

Art Photography Print and Canvas Print Pricing

 It may seem that art photography prints and fine art prints listed on my website are different prices than what you see in my Etsy shop.  Why is that?  Two reasons: The photograph or art print may be listed in different sizesPhotography and art print pricing on my website includes...(continue reading)

Art Photography: How To Use One Image To Make Different Prints

How many hours are in a day?  Easy.  Not enough.  We all spend our days trying to be efficient, trying to get the most things done in the least amount of time.  As an artist, I know how long it can take to develop a painting to its completion or to take that perfect picture. ...(continue reading)