Monday, January 3, 2011

Simply Simon

One thing positive about Facebook is that you know are informed much more quickly about events involving your friends. I learned from a post that my friend has lost his companion of 17 years. I know 17 years is a long life span for a feline and I wonder if Simon and his "grumpy ol' man" attitude had anything to do with his longevity. I decided to surprise my friend with a little memorial piece. He informed me today that he received it in the mail and the painting "brought my Simon back to life! He's immortalized in your art and now more than ever in my heart! " Words like those are better than any blue ribbon at a show I believe.


"Simon" 6x6 oil on panel

10 comments:

Spiritartartist said...

You are so sweet and so is your painting Sheila! I'm sending you a hug and a virtual blue ribbon too!!

Ann Gorbett said...

I think we all know a cat like Simon. What a wonderful tribute.

Linda Popple said...

What a sweet tribute! And so wonderful to receive such a nice thank you from Simon's owner. Your painting shows a very handsome cat.

Angela Elledge said...

Well said, Sheila and beautifully painted. I love the layers of colors you achieved in Simon's eyes.

Ian said...

nice

Lori Bonanni said...

Beautifully done and so thoughtful! Our pets really are so special! I'm sure Simon's owner really appreciated this.

sam said...

What a great expression Sheila, and a fantastic thing youve done, Im sure it was a real pleasure to open that in the mail)

Diana Marshall said...

Love your loose painting style such a sweet depiction of Simon

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I lost my dearest boy, Wendell in October at 14. It was crushing.
I love that the bloggers stick together and console each other when our special little fur babies leave us for the Rainbow Bridge.
Beautiful painting and tribute to Simon.

artbyakiko said...

What a great painting and a wonderful gift!!! Your friend is lucky to have such a talented and caring artist friend. Great job!