Daughter’s Cat

I have painted my share of cats. All with their unique personalities coming though. You can tell the cat that wants to stir things up. There is the cat that wants to spend the day in the window enjoying the sun. I love the cat that thinks it is in charge of the house; including the dog.

My experience is that cats can be a little standoffish until they know you. They don’t want to be petted by strangers and they’re not influenced by the treats in your hand. I have to respect a cat that is cautious. I’m a little like the cat.

This is a Christmas present. A portrait of a cat living his best life. A day by the window and a little catnip. What could be better?

Love of Dog

People love their pets especially dog owners. I never grew up with dogs. We had cats, but once my 5 year old daughter became allergic we didn’t have them either. I like pets and I could see myself getting a furry friend in the future but for now I enjoy the pets of others.

This guy you can tell has a lot of personality. I was asked to paint him as a gift for her husband. So who doesn’t love a wet nose?

Thoughtful Gift

I got an email a while back from a man who wanted a painting done of his wife’s dog. He wanted a big painting. Hmm, how big is big I asked. He didn’t know. I asked if he had a big wall to put it on. No not really, he said. We came up with a size and he sent me some photos. It was a beautiful German Shepard. I asked him when he wanted it. He said half laughing, next week. I laughed too. He said that isn’t enough time is it? No, but Christmas is around the corner. That will work he said.

What I thought of when painting this portrait was the young man’s desire to surprise his wife. I didn’t know he was young until he picked up the painting. The older I’m getting the younger everyone else seems to be. He wanted something unique as a gift. He put thought into what would make her happy. I’m a romantic. I love to watch people in love. I loved that he didn’t give her a gift card or perfume. I bet she will love the fact he came up with this idea more then the painting itself. I do hope she loves the painting too. ❤️

I don’t know if he will be able to wait until Christmas to give her this gift. I know I have a very hard time keeping gift secrets from my loves. At least the painting is small enough to hide.

“Lexus” 11×14” acrylic on canvas