Revisiting Georgie, the first cat I painted.
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this.” ~ Terry Pratchett.
“Georgie” 9×12″ Prismacolor pencil art on Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper.
Earlier this week, I painted my oldest dog, Chico. In looking through past blog posts, I see that I have painted my dogs more often than I thought although they were never painted in such detail as with acrylic. In 2015, I sketched my Maltese, Sophie. A relaxed dog is an easy one to sketch.
One portrait that has remained a personal favourite, is that of Georgie the cat, painted in 2014 as a gift for my American friend, Linda.
In my portrait, Georgie thinks she is the queen of her territory.
We can see her little smirk as a result of having lost a few teeth, and her relaxed, aloof gaze as though she is above everything and everyone. A very regal pose.
Or perhaps she is just slightly disdainful because we have dared to walk by her one more time without giving her that which she feels is owed to her, whether it is a treat or a brushing.
Georgie’s portrait was a labour of love.
R.I.P. Georgie. (2015)