Oil on canvas, 8×10. Painted in 2013, commissioned as a gift.
Owner’s reaction: “I couldn’t wait another day to open my birthday gift, so I just opened it. And am nearly bawling like a baby at the beauty of this gift!! A painting of my Geoffrey!!”
Yep. That makes me feel all oogley.
Geoffrey’s reference photo
Named because her markings look like camoflage, Cami’s an adorable calico kitten. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 8×10.
Cami’s reference photo.
Kaylee the calico kitten. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 8×10.
Kaylee’s reference photo.
I lost my girl Gracie at the end of June of this year, and I realized that I didn’t like any of the paintings I had of her. So it was time to do a new one. When I finished up her eyes, my own teared up. Gracie was gone, but she was staring right back at me. And that’s what renewed my love of painting. That snowballed into painting my other cats who hadn’t yet been immortalized, and revamping this site, which had gone stagnant the past few years.
So thank you, Baby Grace, for nine years of love and laughter, and reminding me that painting is something I should be doing.
Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 8×10.
Gracie’s reference photo, and the work in progress.
Memorial painting of my handsome Fergus. He and his brother Pippin were feral stray kittens rescued from under my neighbor’s porch. He was a wonderful boy, with slightly crossed eyes and the most gentle disposition of any cat I’ve ever known. He sadly passed away at the tender age of two. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 8×10.
Fergus’ reference photo.