Category Archives: pet portraits

What’s on My Easel: Amy

A good start on my next commissioned portrait, “Amy”, former feral mom cat happy in her forever rescue home. This portrait will be about 16 x 22 and is painted in pastel. Read more about this portrait on The Creative Cat: What’s on My Easel: Amy

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Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

If you enjoy my rescue stories and my artwork, you can have, or give as a gift, a year’s worth of my portraits and rescue stories in Great Rescues Day Book. Read more about this book on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

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Commissioned Portrait: Mulder, Scully and Casey

We all know what TV show these three were named for! Popular back in 2000 when I painted this portrait. This portrait was for a man to give to his wife for her birthday, featuring all their “kids”—in fact, he requested I add “The Kids” to the mat below the portrait in calligraphy. Read more […]

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Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

I just finished this trio of portraits of, Bubba, Lucy and Ethel, three rescued shelter cats adopted from the Petco adoption area where their human volunteered. Read more about these fine felines on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

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Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

When I finished adding all the little black outlines and stood back to get a good look at the whole painting, my heart skipped a beat. Read more about this unique custom portrait on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

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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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Peaches and Peonies, a Celebration of Spring Flowers and Sunlight, and a Certain Calico Cat

My old-fashioned pink peonies are fervently blooming this year, since we’ve lost a tree and they finally have enough light to really show off. Those aren’t the peonies in this painting, but any time I see peonies I think of Peaches and the moment I saw her bathing on the table in that sweet spring […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: “Sooty”

SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T MATTER how much sentiment is attached to adopting a cat, how much people pay for a cat, or how beautiful or sweet it is, that cat is out the door when they no longer want it; sometimes, like Sooty, it is actually headed for its loving forever home and the people who […]

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Keep Track of Dates and Events With “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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Commissioned Portrait Specials for Mothers, Fathers and More

In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a love of animals, and in that person’s life there is often an animal companion who is or was very special to them. Read about Shadow, Casey and Ralph and a special Mother’s Day gift from 2006. Mother’s Day is in two weeks, on […]

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