Monday, June 7, 2010

GOLIATH & SCARLETT



8x8 sold

I don't have the opportunity to paint a lot of cats, so when my newest client approached me about painting her 6 cats, I was more than pleased! So as not to overwhelm you with all 6 paintings, I am showing you the first and the last one that I painted.

At 3 weeks of age Scarlett, with the olive green background, was an itty bitty thing living on the side of the road at a vacant general store. My client's family was passing through Kendalia, TX as a major thunderstorm was approaching when Scarlett and her brother, Paxton were discovered. Too tired and weak to even try and run away, they were rescued and are now 3 years old.

Goliath (light blue background) came to live with this family only 6 months ago. Goliath is about 12 years old and came to live at a local vet's office after his owner died and his foster mother fell and broke her hip. He is arthritic and has several medical issues, but he can rest easy because he has found a wonderful forever home.

There were many challenges I had to balance in this assignment. Because I do not have as many cats under my belt as I do dogs, I really had to concentrate on the individual and unique features of each cat. This collection will hang as one group and the client requested that each background be a different color. In addition, I had to make sure that the cats were all about the same size so one would not stand out from another. Whew, I learned a lot about cats and certainly fell in love with each of these precious babies.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on Gus' portrait. I will post and share the companion portraits to Gus one day soon. If you hear any whooping and hollering in NE Texas, it's only me celebrating because school is out and I can be a full time painter for a little while!

11 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such pretty kitty portraits Angela...I always look forward to seeing your work!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Goliath and Scarlett's owners will be well pleased, Angela. As you always do, these pieces are so perfect and beautiful. I so respect people who give animals good homes. It is a lot of work and expense (as I well know) and my heart and hat goes out and off to each of them.

Gwen Bell said...

Love your kitty portraits! Beautiful job on the eyes!

Linda Popple said...

Sweet cats! Well done!!

sam said...

Sweet cats, love the way youve handled the paint Angela, soon be holiday time!

Susan Carlin said...

How great that you let us in on the story of each of the little beings you've painted! Your paintings are wonderful, Angela.

Edward Burton said...

You've really captured a lot of soul in those eyes, Angela. Beautiful work as always.

Sunny Insomniac said...

Dear Angela,

Hello from a fellow Texan!
And...
Beautiful paintings! I love their eyes - the most important part of a portrait in my humble opinion. :) It made me miss the cats I grew up with: Gabriel and Clarence.
Thanks for the sweet reminder. You now have a new follower!

~Sunny Insomniac

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Roxanne said...

Angela! You have inspired me to head out right now to a Lavender Farm to plein air paint! I feel like I could chicken out at any minute but I'm determined to see it through....and post about it, of course.

Could I impose and ask how much you charge for your Pet Portraits? You can email me if you prefer. www.roxannespradlin@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!
Roxanne

Pia N said...

the cats are reale cute