Tag Archives: commissioned portrait

New in Feline Artwork, Bandit Will Steal Your Heart

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. ~~~ One of the Great Rescues families, Bandit is one of my […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Henry, in Two Styles

I was commissioned to do a portrait of a beloved family and community cat for the holidays—twice. Often I’ll make prints of a portrait to share with family and friends of the original recipient, but in this case my commissioner wanted to give one portrait to Henry’s family, and also have one for herself. She […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Tommy

This was originally published on The Creative Cat and refers to several articles published there, which are linked. Tommy was another portrait from 2016, and he and his family were very special customers. I’ve known his person, Melanie for several years as a rescuer, corresponded with her and assisted her efforts as much as I […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: I’ll Be Seeing You

CAN THE SUBJECT of a painting communicate through his image? One of the dearest stories from any of my portraits is the one of Cooper, a “first cat” who turned his people into rescuers but who left far too young though he was never far from the memories of his people and the other rescued […]

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Commissioned Portrait: “Annie”

Meet Annie, a boxer mix whose portrait I recently finished. Her person won a portrait certificate I donated to Advocates 4 Animals in Xenia, Ohio, so though I only met Annie through photos and emails she looks so beguiling there on her rug and was a joy to paint I feel like I know her. […]

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Commissioned Portrait: “Guy”

Meet Guy, happy in his pool. I like portraits where the subjects are happy, even if that makes the portrait a little unconventional. Guy’s portrait was commissioned by members of Hurry Home Hounds greyhound rescue as a wedding gift for a member. Well, yeah, maybe the dog in the pool isn’t elegant, but the sun, […]

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Commissioned Portrait: General Keisha

My current portrait is a dilute calico named Keisha, or more properly “General” Keisha, who managed a large household of cats and a few humans years ago. She now lives in memory, and those memories are pretty fond of the big girl who was the boss. This portrait is for friend and fellow cat writer […]

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Commissioned Portraits: Samantha, and Honey, Tommy and Andy

THERE HAS NOT been another kitty since Samantha, though her rescuer had loved and rescued cats nearly all her life. Sometimes a memory is too dear, and time must pass before the heart is ready for another love. In this case it was the human who was rescued just as much as the feline, and […]

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