This post may not be suitable for individuals who do not like cute animals wearing accessories!
Recently I was approached by a client to paint their three cats for his wife as a surprise gift. But this time round there was a unique twist:
Client – “I don’t know why but one of our cats just might need to have a monocle.”
Me - “…I CONCUR!”
This is the first time I’ve painted animals with human attributes, and I gotta say it’s been one of the funnest commissions ever! Here we have the very handsome Roux looking dapper with his custom monocle:
As not to leave his sisters out, we gave Sally a custom feather flapper headband:
And Anook a custom 20’s style pearl necklace:
I couldn’t help but giggle while working on these paintings, they just make me so happy!
Some of you might be asking – have we lost our marbles? And the answer is no. Definitely not. I realize anthropomorphic animal portraits may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but as a cat lover with a quirky sense of humour I welcomed this request in a heart beat! And I am so happy he asked me to do this for him, just so much fun.
He was so excited to give his wife these custom Pet Portraits that he couldn’t wait til her birthday… so we went with Easter!
People do Easter gifts right? Anyway, I hope she loves her present, and I CAN’T WAIT to see pictures of Roux, Sally & Anook posing with their portraits!!
What are your thoughts on these accessorized kitties?