Friday, November 23, 2012

Illustration Friday topic is Whiskers

Whiskers is the topic this week. Need I say more?
Over the years the cats that we have shared our home and lives with have kindly submitted to being models for my paintings. This is Amanda who has graced the pages of children's books in both realistic and stylized form.
This is Scotia, who was the sweetest cat that ever lived. All of the other animals loved him too. He had huge paws with extra toes and was the first cat I ever lived with.
This is Reggie. He was one tough cat. He had been the runt of the litter that was abandoned. He ended up being huge around 19 lbs. 
This is Leonardo. We had him from a young kitten. He was incredibly playful and loving.

This is Zoe who was very shy and very sweet. She was a model for this United States Humane Society Holiday Card that was commissioned. I loved doing this piece and was very pleased that it received several design awards.
All of these guys were in the pages of this Golden Book. I thank them all for the joy and warmth that they bestowed. 


  1. Wonderful Cats- I like the idea of picture journaling our fuzzy friends- they are so dear and sadly have shorter lives than we humans .

  2. Thanks Theresa and Rebecca. I think our animal friends enrich our lives so much.