November 30th, 2011
This painting is Tails playing with his toy. I’m trying to capture the intense expression he has as he pounces on the toy, and those big claws too. He’s a very handsome Snowshoe cat.
This one is quite a special little painting. Tails is an elderly Snowshoe cat who had a happy life with his owner but his owner was elderly too and he sadly died. So Tails ended up in the shelter. He was there a year because people always adopted the younger cats. Then a piece about him appeared in the paper and my Mum, who had just lost a cat, decided he would be the perfect cat for her. He came home soon after and has enjoyed his new freedom very much indeed. He loves walking in the garden (on warm days of course), his basket by the fire, his toys and treats and plenty of cuddles (when he’s in the mood). He’s a very sweet natured old boy, except to the vet! :-)
Here’s a close up…
10×8 inch acrylic on board