Monday, November 1, 2010

Cat Portraits - Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan

The portrait commission of two Abyssinian cats are finished and I love how they turned out. This is Sen-Chan's portrait, and the background may be my favorite I've painted yet:

Sen-Chan, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
© 2010 Kathleen Coy

And this is Yuu-Chan's portrait. I love the back lighting:

Yuu-Chan, 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas
© 2010 Kathleen Coy

Both of these cats have left us, but they will remain forever young in their portraits. I hope the paintings bring happy memories to their human every time she sees them. I know she misses them terribly.

I got to deliver the portraits in person, which was great fun for me, as many buyers are not local, and their paintings are usually sent by mail. She lives very far away, but was visiting a town near me last week for a horse show, so it worked out perfectly!

Here's a photo of the two of us with the portraits. "#1", as she is known on her blog, is a brilliant, charming, and fascinating woman, and I'm so glad we got to meet in person.


Much love,

19 comments:

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Your talent is amazing!

My Discworld said...

look at your hair! aaaahhhh. LOVES.

Buffy said...

Looks like your client is very happy with the results by the look on her face and I'm sure every time she looks at the paintings, she'll get that special feeling when you see a remembrance of lost pets.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

You so captured The Chans!

We are so jealous that #1 got to meet you AND Cloud The Wonder Dog!

Thanks for sharing your gift of mighty talent human paws and vision!

Mona said...

Great work Kathleen, both are great, my favorite is Yuu-Chan, ~ very haunting.

Madi and Mom said...

Kathleen these portraits are amazing...both kitties look as if they could jump right of the canvas and start playing.

You are so talented....I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler. LOL

Cecilia aka Madi's Mom

Manon Doyle said...

They are both really beautiful, Kathleen!!

Levonne said...

Simply great work. I love the backgrounds too. Good job!

Karen said...

Great work, and so lovely to see the photograph of you both with the portraits!

gtyyup said...

They both are outstanding!! From the smile on her face, she's very happy with your paintings!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Beautiful! The color palette and backgrounds are fantastic.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Thank You, Kathleen, for these magnificent portraits of my two red boys, both of whom died far too young. Having these stunning portraits hanging on my bedroom wall will bring immense joy to me.

Next time, I hope you will deliver to France!

#1 (aka Virginia)

Buy WoW Rogue said...

nice paintings. *clap, clap*

yuu-chans' portrait is fierce! rraaawwwrrr!

Koni said...

Wow, these are awesome!! Well done!

Paulo Lopes said...

Beautiful!

The Life of Riley said...

You have such a wonderful talent - your paintings make people all around the world smile.

Dean Grey said...

How sweet, Kathleen!

Both portraits are full of energy and life!

-Dean

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K. T. Sparks said...

Beautiful artwork and they will make the owners happy forever.