Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cat Oil Painting, Wasabi

Oil Painting on Board, "4 x 6" Wasabi

They will not go quietly,
the cats who've shared our lives.
In suptle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them. . . and always will.
by Linda Barnes

I was approached to do this cat portrait for a group birthday present to a girlfriend who lost her beloved cat, Wasabi. Although I don't have a cat,  I can identify with the attachment one feels towards a pet and the sorrow of their loss.

Oil Painting on Board, Wasabi, 3-1/4" x 6-1/2"
I have been getting a lot of these remembrance portraits.  These 2 paintings are very small painted on prefinished boards...no need for framing.  It's a small intimate portrait you can tucked anywhere.  I painted this the way I would like to remember my dog, Tucker.  Just a small memory of him placed somewhere.  Gosh, there I go, I'm getting all choked up and he sleeping right next to me!  

9 comments:

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh....how bittersweet....

Lovely paintings that will no doubt mean so much to the recipient :)

martinealison said...

Il n'est pas évident, mais vous avez certainement donné une âme à ce charmant minou...
Bisous

Diane said...

The perfect piece of art!

Heather said...

oh, i love the words here...and the painting is just precious. a beautiful piece...we lost our cat last year. :(
I know the recipient will love this.

Cathy Bueti said...

Diana this is so beautiful! I am sure they will love it. I have a pug and cannot imagine my life without him. It is scary how much I am in love with this dog! This will mean so much to the recipient! :)

Heather said...

What a cute painting! What a nice present to give someone. I don't have a cat either but I can tell you my dogs have been a bright spot of my life. Unconditional Love.

Kelly Berkey said...

what a sweet sweet thing to do for a friend. you know how attached i am to my onyx. you did a wonderful job, just precious.

i left you an award over at my place!! xo

art2cee2 said...

Sweet! Reminds me of my mom, she always had a white cat. :-)

Suzy said...

That's a beautiful painting! I love cats, and you feel that you really captured the softness sweet little Wasabi no doubt brought to someone's life! I love your dog portraits, too.