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?

From Old to New

I have paintings that are ok. I’ve painted them but they don’t wow me. My question to myself is: “would you buy this?” If my answer isn’t yes, I have to figure out what to salvage. Can I improve the painting or do I toss it?

I have a lot of art under my bed. Art I keep for no real reason. No one sees this art but me. A collection of art that reflects my artistic progress and failures.

So this is my most recent re-work. I like my second efforts better. I love color and this has a lot of color. Which do you like???

The new version with lots of crazy colors
The original red comet chick.