Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Cat Nap" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD


About the Painting:

I started with a bright pink ground and allowed the pink color to shine through in various spots.  I love that effect and have used it in many paintings.  I was able to keep my brushstrokes very loose and expressive.

About the Cat:

His name was Vito.  He was tough as nails.  He was rescued from a research lab at the Cornell Veterinary School just prior to being euthanized.  The insides of his ears were tattooed with his “lab number” as proof of his inauspicious beginning.  After being passed through a couple households (for various reasons), he ended up as part of my family.

Like a dog, Vito would greet you at the front door, usually meowing for food.  He was a voracious eater and never missed a meal.

Vito loved dogs and was more than happy to spend his senior years curled in front of the wood stove with his buddy Rain. 

1 comment:

Lisa Daria said...

Laurie, very nice - I like the view beyond the window and the color palette on this.