Monday, May 10, 2010

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever


One of the joys of cat, dog and horse shows is the opportunity to meet many different kinds of animals that you don't see on a daily basis. This is especially true of cats, as many of them are indoor animals, rarely if ever venturing out of doors.  This beauty was one of the sweetest, friendliest cats I had ever met. and she reminded me of a childhood pet.  Mine was pure white, unlike this one who looked as if someone had sketched on her lightly with charcoal dust. But my kitty did have the thick, silky white fur and the most affectionate nature.  Every morning when I got up, she would sit in my lap on the rocking chair in out kitchen and put her arms around my neck. Since she had come from a shelter, it was unlikely she was pure Persian, as this one, but she had the same beautiful spirit.

I am not sure about the coloring of this cat. If her owner shared that with me I have forgotten.   Her fur was pure white with just a dusting of the grayish-black marking. So beautiful and so very sweet. Whoever described cats as "aloof" never met this charmer.

This is a pastel on Sennelier Pastel Card, the image size is 7 x 8. It is mounted on foam core board. matted to a standard size and ready to frame. 20% of the sale will be donated to Tabby's Place, A Cat Sanctuary. It will be listed on Daily Painters and Art Helping Animals.


Sniffles and Smiles said...

This has got to be one of my favorites! So beautiful! Really magnificent! Love, Janine XO

dellartist said...

Thanks so much Janine!

Andrea said...

So beautiful! I wish my cat, Elora, was as friendly as this one. :) Your work is simply wonderful. :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are simply wonderful, Della! I am so grateful to God for allowing me to stumble across your blog! What a special friendship...I feel as though I have known you for a very long time! Love you! Janine XO

Pierro said...

Wowie this is really just lovely.
Persian kitties are sooo puffy and elegant.
This girl is a beauty and she does look friendly!
I love the colors that you use, I see blue in her furs.
I think it is very honorable that you sell your artwork and give the money to the shelter. So many kitties and families are hurting now.
Mom buys kitty food and litter for the shelter and also for families to pick up supplies there.