Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Meatball




















is the name of one of our cats. He's a big boy and he was given that name by my daughter who thought the spots on his back looked like meatballs falling from the sky.

Meatball is strictly an indoor car. He tries to make a break for it if we keep the door open too long but he soon finds out he really isn't fit to be outside because of his spoiled life. That's Meatball in bed next to my son. Not only does he sleep under the covers but he appears to cuddle with a stuffed doll while he's there.

My daughter also knows Meatball longs to be outside so she boosts him on her shoulder and lets him look outside through our front door glass pane. I thought I'd make a quick study of that moment.

13 comments:

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Cute name for a cute cat.
Looks very comfortable: We can relax just looking at him.
This comment was hard to write because one of my cats decided to sleep over my arm...

Maryanne said...

This is a lovely little painting, the figure of your daughter and the cat on her shoulder. There is an introspection in the girl, with the smokey, ethereal shape of the cat surrounding her head. Nice balance in that she is looking one way and the cat is looking out the window, (at what?)

Erika Nelson said...

Sheila your love for art oozes from your pieces, I hope I have half your passion xo

Paula Villanova said...

What a sweet rendering of Meatball and his person! (I am currently trying to type with my cat draping her head across the keyboard!) Meatball looks like one much loved kitty!

Paula Villanova said...

What a great rendering of Meatball and his person! Those are the cherished moments and he is clearly one much loved kitty!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Sheila my dear,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I think that the lady with the yellow hat, is you.
R U ready for our next project? I just printed the wigs pic.How we will attack it G-d knows.
Good luck my friend.

artbyakiko said...

Meatball is so cute! He looks like the cat I used to have as a kid. He sure looks big on your daughter's shoulder!

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I particularly like this painting. The loose quick strokes of the folds of her shirt and hair and the cat's white fur blending into the light from the window is beautiful.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Too cute, Sheila. (:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love Meatball! What a pretty cat! Love how you did the study, you captured the essence

Carrie Griesemer said...

The painting of your daughter and meatball is adorable, I love it!

James Parker said...

Hola, Sheila. Meatball's a sweetie, and your study of Meatball and your little one is precious. Now, I think I'll go put on a pot of spaghetti.

Sally Tharp said...

Oh Sheila! What a wonderful little study! Just beautiful!!