Artist Code: 1209. Completed November 2012. Life size original SOLD. water colour, Aquarelle Arches, 100% cotton rag hot pressed paper, size 24” x 18” (61cm x 46cm), Framed size 32″ x 27″ [No prints].
Commissioned in late December 2011 as a Christmas present for December 2012, from a husband to a wife, as he had spent many hours looking for a suitable present for 2011. He saw my website and thought a portrait of three cats would make an excellent gift. The ginger and black tabbies are still around, but unfortunately, Snoopy has passed on. I worked from several tiny, old photographs of each cat and came up with this composition. Initial reaction from the commissioner upon first sight of the completed painting was: ‘Pumpkin and Snoopy are just right, don’t do anything else to them. But George’s face is not quite right’. This was as I feared, so, using my new ‘Woolleys Wonder Brush’, I lifted off most of the water colour, then spent another 5 or so hours re-working George’s face, which was then approved (and I was also a lot happier with it). The commissioner asked me to arrange for framing so that he could collect it ready to give to his wife at Christmas.