Bengal cat portrait is a one-of-a-kind gift.
This sweet Bengal cat was delivered last week to the client who commissioned it as a wedding gift for friends of his. He sent me three photos from his friend's Instagram account.
There are several excellent photos, including the reference photo on the Instagram account @thebengalbeanie.
The reference photo was taken on the cat’s third birthday, on November 22, 2022. As I have not had any contact with the cat's owner, I cannot publish the photo.
Extensive and growing pet portrait portfolio.
My portfolio has many examples of pet portraits I have painted over the years. My style changes as I learn new methods of painting and adapt them to my own way of seeing the animal on canvas or paper. More recently, I painted, Suri, who will be published in the upcoming # 58 issue of Uppercase Magazine. (scroll to bottom of the post.
Uppercase is a made in Canada quarterly magazine for the "creative and curious inspired by craft, design, typography and illustration" and has been published since 2009, out of Calgary, Alberta.
At the present time, I am not accepting any commissions for the rest of the summer. I do have a waiting list for the fall and I will be happy to add your name to it.
For this particular recent Bengal cat portrait, the client had seen my portfolio and had chosen Kiwi, (painted in 2017) as an example of the style he wanted. He asked that the eyes match the background which he wanted blue.
The client wrote back on the final portrait - "Wow. That's great Louise! You've really captured her well. The newlyweds will be thrilled!"
I painted another Snickers, Bengal cat on a wood slice a few years ago. There are many options, and price points available for your fur friend's portrait. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Snickers was adopted by another family after her first owner passed away. Her story just melts my heart. She is completely blind and is the most undemanding, easygoing sweetheart.
"It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more." - Agnes Repplier - American essayist, 1855-1950.