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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:

roux paint

As not to leave his sisters out, we gave Sally a custom feather flapper headband:

sally paint

And Anook a custom 20’s style pearl necklace:

anook paint

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! 😀

easter gift

all packaged up and ready for their journey to Vancouver before Easter weekend

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?

Anook, Roux, Sally

Anook, Roux, Sally – 6″x6″ each – acrylic on canvas – shown on miniature easels

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  • Angie March 31, 2013, 2:37 pm

    Thank you so much for your amazingly detailed work Robyn! I got a little choked up after the reveal this morning….they are truly perfect… You captured our little sweethearts beautifully!

    • Robyn Millar March 31, 2013, 3:34 pm

      Hi Angie, thanks so much for your note, I’m so glad you guys love the portraits! They were such a joy to paint, and I really loved the “Easter egg hunt” plan your hubby came up with to reveal them to you too 😀 So much fun!
      I hope you guys (kitties included) enjoy the paintings for many years to come 🙂
      Happy Easter!

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