"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

November Feline Desktop Calendar Wallpaper, “Cat With Fruit”

"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

My November desktop calendars always feature warm colors, earth tones, and the idea of giving thanks, feeling safe, warm, comfortable, well fed, with family or loved ones. I also try to vary them from one month to the next in style and medium.

That narrows the field down pretty far in what I have on hand, but “Cat With Fruit” from January 2014 is purr-fect for the season. The white-cold winter is outside the window, but Jelly Bean is comfortable and safe inside where even the shadows are warm and with summery tints in his fur. My fruit bowls with apples and Clementines add that traditional holiday sense of harvest plenty and even the richness of exotic fruit—did your family include oranges in their Thanksgiving spread of fresh fruits and nuts in the shell, or oranges in your Christmas stocking? My Depression-era parents with immigrant parents of their own never forgot how special the nuts and oranges really were, and seeing them always reminds me of those days and those lives. In addition, in this house we don’t forget that many cats are not so lucky to be on the inside, warm and safe, looking out at an icy day. Along with the simple inspiration I know that was on my mind when I painted it. So we give thanks.

Here’s what I had to say when I originally posted this in January 2014:

This is what is known as a “paintbomb”, kind of like a “photobomb”. Mimi did this to me last week but I did not paint her. When Jelly Bean decided to join the still life I was sketching, I decided to stop the other painting and sketch Bean. I was using oil pastels, so oil pastels it was. The paper was a little small for all the detail that’s in it, but that makes me keep it pretty simple, and all the tiny details I’d been visualizing just didn’t work. Too bad for me. Lots of color in an overcast winter day, and lots of color in a black cat, and that’s what counts.

I’m so pleased this little sketch is popular. I liked it as soon as I finished it, and I’ve reproduced it as a digital print, giclee, canvas and mousepad, and will be making other things as well. Read more below.

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Where to find this artwork

You can find the original art or this artwork printed on paper and canvas in various sizes, giclee as well as digital prints, on Portraits of Animals.

And a New Member Thank You

You can get get a free matted print when you register for an account on Portraits of Animals.

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of this sketch or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.

Even though the original is 5″ x 7″, I actually like it better as an 8″ x 10″, whether it’s on paper, canvas, mousepad or other item, so your free print for registering is 8″ x 11″ matted to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.

This print is only available as a new member gift during this month while it’s the featured artwork and desktop calendar, so make sure you sign up before the end of the month!

See more sketches in the series “Cats After van Gogh” and sketches and artwork in oil pastel.


This month’s desktop calendar

If these sizes don’t work for your device, or if you have problems, please let me know. Often I can troubleshoot the reason an image won’t download or won’t load on your device, but if I just can’t figure it out I can just email it to you and hope that works.

How to download and use your desktop calendar

  1. Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
  2. For desktop computers and laptops, right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.
  3. For mobile devices, download the image to your gallery then choose it as your wallpaper—this is slightly different on all devices.

Horizontal and HD monitors and screens

"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

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Square monitors and screens

"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

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Small Mobile Devices and Tablets

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"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.

“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.

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Cell Phones and Smartphones

"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.

“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.


Take a look at other featured artwork and desktop calendar posts.

Each month I feature a piece of feline artwork from the archives to the present day, discuss its history and process, and set it up as a free downloadable desktop calendar for just about every electronic device available.


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