Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Basking Buddy - sold

4"x4" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, the person who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him."
- Peterborough Examiner

My mother-in-law is 'owned' by a cat named "Buddy". He is one of those rare 'dog-like' cats that seems to worship his humans...he evens smiles! No I'm not kidding, seeing a grinning cat is a bit unsettling, but it is a humorous look! What he does do best if there's not a lap to make himself comfortable in, this (ahem) robust fellow is out on the back porch basking in the sunlight. I was thinking about that today with the bright sun coming into my studio, how the light bends around the cat body and catches in the ripples of hair. Buddy is a buff-colored peach ginger cat (like a very pale shade of orange sherbet). But the cool shadows of the porch make a warm shadow shape down his back, as the sunlight outside rims his upper body. Do cat's know instinctively how good they look sitting in the sun?

"Basking Buddy" is a tiny gem, 4"x4" (perfect gift size)! To see this & other available works, please visit my gallery store.

I'm currently taking commissions for next year - 2011- if you have a special pet, event, memorable place, that you'd like to commemorate!

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Blogger Margaret Bednar said..., I think cats bask in the sun because it feels good. :) And they just happen to look adorable as all get out. I have two cats and one long haired orange one like the one you painted. They are perfect models, as long as they "feel" like it.

December 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

hehe- so true, my cats would barely move as long as they were in their sunny spot!

December 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

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