By the time March gets here I’m ready for spring. I’m thinking of flower beds, gardens and enjoying as much time as I can outside. I saw my first robin a few weeks ago which put me in the mood to paint birds. I did two. There is still snow on the ground but spring is coming. Just a few more winter storms and cold walks and then everything becomes new again.
I’ve got my list of projects just need to wait a few weeks more. ❤️
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?
I was asked to paint a trio of family pets. What was unique about this commission was that the owner wanted a contemporary style painting. I like a challenge and I love doing “different” in my paintings. The dog in the center is very sick which was the reason for the original outreach for me to paint.
It took time to complete this assignment. Grocery shopping, storms, lawn care, house cleaning the list of stuff I have to do that take me away from my art. The list always feels endless. I am a caregiver for my husband and so I am never without something to do.
My art keeps me grounded and gives me great joy especially when I’m painting for others. This was fun to paint. The cat looks at the dogs with such contempt. The owner said that is exactly how the cat views the two dogs she lives with. She tolerates and torments. A typical cat if you ask me.
So I hope you enjoy this trio of a family as much as I do. ❤️