Sunday, November 02, 2014

New ACEO - Magical Mercat

Just listed on eBay for a low starting bid of .99!! "Songs of Distant Earth" (yes, I'm a Mike Oldfield and Arthur C Clarke fan). Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New ACEO - Shinrin Yoku

Shinrin Yoku means "forest bathing" and is the act of getting into nature and experiencing the forest for the benefit of your body, mind and soul. You can almost experience the breath of fresh air kitty here is enjoying! I hope this painting gives you a sense of calm and enjoyment.

Shinrin Yoku
ACEO in acrylics on Arches watercolor paper.
$50 plus $4 shipping to the USA; $2 to Canada

Saturday, August 09, 2014

New - ACEO prints

I've just release seven of my ACEOs as open edition prints for $4.99 each. Click here to go to my Etsy store. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Fairy Wings Tutorial

For those of you who have been asking, I've release a fairy wings painting tutorial. It's available in my Etsy store for only $5.99.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rockabilly Pinup WIP

Here's a lovely lady I'm painting for an art challenge - the theme is pinup/rockabilly/tattoo. As you can see I'm working all three themes into the painting! (the flower pasties were added digitally because I posted this to Facebook and Instagram and they don't allow nudity. I'll post an uncensored picture when I'm done.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New ACEO - Cheshire cat

This ACEO is now available for bids at the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's Tim Burton auction. Starting bid $35 with a BIN of $50. Click here to go to the facebook link and leave a comment with your bid if you're interested. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alice and the Cheshire Cat ACEO done!

This is finished. It's for the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's May auction and show - I'll post a link to the auction when it goes live in a few days. It's ACEO size - this picture is actually larger than life.

Copyright B. Saydak 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Alice and Cheshire cat ACEO

Here's some progress pictures of an ACEO I'm working on for the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's may auction and show. The theme this month was Tim Burton.

inked - note it's opposite the sketch

started painting...

background started...

background done...

lace corners started, cheshire cat started...

Little more work on the cheshire cat, almost done!
Now I just have to paint the tea cup, add blue stripes and highlights to the Cheshire cat, embellish the lace, darken the tabby and add highlights allover.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Painting for sale

This will be up on Etsy shortly, but I'd prefer to sell direct, so if you're interested please email me at

4X6, Acrylic on watercolor paper.
$150 plus $10 shipping.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

WIP St. Sesshoumaru

Other than a few compositional tweaks, this is done. This is pretty complicated, can't wait to dive in with the color!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Painting up on Ebay

I've listed my painting of Sesshoumaru on Ebay. I won't be offering any prints of this painting, so if you're interested in purchase it will be a one of a kind. Bidding starts at $125, $25 off regular price. Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Zazzle Merchandise!

I've just released several of my most popular photographs of my cat Sesshoumaru (as picked by my Instagram followers - thank you!) on merchandise in my Zazzle store. More to come soon so come back often! I have mugs, magnets, greeting cards and iPhone 5 cases available right now. These are all customizable so you can add your own text - perhaps your name, or a favorite quote or saying. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Original Acrylic Painting - Sesshoumaru

Here's a link to this month's Rabbit Hole Collect art auction. The theme was Emotions. Click here to see all the art (more will be added soon) and to bid on this painting. 


Here's a teaser for my latest painting which will be up for auction on the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's Facebook page later today. The theme was emotions and this is Anxiety. It's also a very beautiful portrait of my cat, Sesshoumaru. The painting measures 4x6 and is acrylic on watercolor paper. Bidding will start at $125. I'll post a link to the auction when it's live. (this is a crop; frame and text do not appear on the actual painting)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tabby Rainbow Bridge ACEO commission

Here's an ACEO commission I'm working on, a nice blend between my more humorous work and realistic. Sorry for the fuzzy picture, it was taken with my ipod. I don't usually tape the edges of my ACEOs, but the person I'm painting this for wants the option of being able to frame it so I'll leave a 1/4 edge unpainted around the sides.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fairy Wing Tutorial

Coming soon - a tutorial for my method of painting fairy wings. The method is fairly simple yet the results are impressive, and you can personalize them is so many different ways!

Phoenix Uchikake

Up on ebay now - my Phoenix Uchikake Courtesan Kitty! Click to bid and thanks for looking!


Thursday, April 03, 2014

New ACEO - Easter Bunny Fairies!

Just listed these cute bunnies on ebay. I really tried to push the colors on this one and make them pop. The scan is a bit washed out but I took a photo with my phone to show off the gold and the colors look more true to life in that.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New ACEO - out of their element!

Here's a cute painting of a little mercat with a friend perched on his head. I love painting shells and water! I wanted the octopus to look cute without looking too goofy, and I think I accomplished that!
Just posted in my Etsy store - take a look!


I also have this teacup kitty ACEO up:

This photo was taken before I trimmed the card. I'm having so much fun these days posting my artwork as I paint it! The work in progress pictures all go to my Instagram account. Click here to see all my recent work!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New ACEO - Byzantine Madonna kitty

I went with a Byzantine theme this year, based on an icon painting by Cimabue.
Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New ACEO - Snow beauty

Here's the next in my different aspects of snow series - beauty!
Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

New ACEO - Christmas kisses

Original ACEO available on ebay - click to bid and thanks for looking!

Christmas cards and magnets available in my Zazzle store - click to buy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

New ACEO - cold!

The next in my different aspects of snow paintings - cold!
Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New ACEO - mercat lullaby

The notes in the background are from Brahms lullaby. Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

New ACEO - early snow

Boy, did this turn out gorgeous. The mums I drew from life - I received a tiny potted mum on Mother's day and planted it out in the garden. It grew all summer, and is just starting to bloom - just in time for snow! They're hardy though, it will last until the temps start staying a few degrees below freezing. Click to bid and thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New ACEO - kimono cat

Another of my framed bijin - catching snowflakes!
click to bid and thanks for looking!

Monday, September 22, 2008