Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pakistani Kitty Trio


These are the three cats my friend in Minneapolis has. She used to have them move back and forth with her when she lived 6 months in the States and 6 months in Pakistan however, the quarantine period has gotten too hard for them.

So Cleo, Muffin and Simon stay in Pakistan full time and continue to spoiled by housekeepers and others. I thought their portraits for Mary's Stateside home could keep them company while she and her husband are here.

These are 9x9 oil on canvas.




















25 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Shelia these are fabulous, I am sure she will treasure them. Well Done!

Happy Painting :)
Krista

angeltreats said...

What a very handsome trio!

Charlene Brown said...

What a nice idea! And what lovely, lifelike paintings -- the third one's even a teensy bit cross-eyed, as they often are.

suzanneberry said...

Amazing work! I love them all! suz

David Larson Evans said...

Someone is handling the paint quite well...good work.

L.Holm said...

You are a good friend. How sweet to paint these for her. They are beautiful!
My cousins have pets that they have to leave behind in the UK for extended periods when they travel. It's just too taxing on them to transport them--even with the relaxed quarantine laws in England now. Flights are rough on animals (4-legged and 2!)

Manon Doyle said...

These are lovely portraits Sheila! You really did a great job!

Gwen Bell said...

Great job, Shelia! Love the title. The first one has such an elegant pose. I like the way you did that with an efficiency of strokes. The second has such a great attitude and the last...just love that bold brushwork showing his thick coat. The rusty background was the perfect choice against their creamy colors.

The Bull said...

The first kitty is most intriguing! Great job, love the choice in background color!

pencilportraits said...

Your friend must so pleased with you, I would love for someone to do these beautiful portraits for me, Sheila you are a very good friend indeed.

Judy Mackey said...

I love Siamese and you've captured these beautifully!!
Judy

dominique eichi said...

THERE Great !

Michelle said...

Very pretty kitties! Love this Siamese trio.

Sheila E. said...

Fabulous Trio! great color and I'm sure the owner will be so happy seeing them everyday she is here.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful felines, Sheila!

Greener Bangalore said...

WOW! Very cute kitten!

Madd Sketch said...

man those look great!, i luv ur color choices for your backgrounds. ^^

Pearl said...

These cats are adorable.
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Elizabeth Seaver said...

Sheila, this are very fine kitty portraits, and should be great substitutes for the "real things." They each have such personality and I'm sure their owners will love that they are looking right at them. Great job!

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, I love the pet portraits, and the enamel pieces are lovely. You are learning so much from your apprenticeship!

I've been out of touch with life getting in the way. I miss checking your blog daily.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

What a great job. The color harmony and the drawing are excellent.

Tracey Clarke said...

Lovely captures.....:)

artbyakiko said...

What adorable paintings of Siamese cats! Great idea to have their portraits when they are not around. Your friend is lucky to have these beautiful paintings.

Angela Elledge said...

You have captured the personality of cats uniquely and beautifully in each portrait...this is a special treasure for your friend.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

These are stunningly beautiful Sheila! Excellent.