These kitty sisters are lovingly referred to as “Grey Wool”, as one is named Grey C (left) and the other Woolley (right). This set of two cat paintings was ordered as a surprise Christmas present from wife to husband this past season.
Grey’s reference photo was set in lush grass, so when we were in the initial planning stage for this set my client let me know that she’d like Wool’s background to incorporate grass and blue sky (vs the area carpet from the reference photo). She also requested a ladybug in the foreground in line with Wool’s gaze for some added fun, which turned out really cute I think.
She was so kind as to send photos of the paintings being investigated by her kitties after Christmas too. Below is a collage showing Woolley (top two pix) sniffing her portrait & posing beside it, a close up of the ladybug detail, and on the bottom is Grey C posing next to her portrait then a detail shot of her eyes in the painting: