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« on: December 18, 2017 10:51:11 AM »



This is Siva. Or, was Siva. A sweet (no, actually she was a terror) bengal cat that passed away at an early age about a year and a half ago. My friend still speaks lovingly of her so I did this portrait for her January birthday.



I first met my friend as the caretaker of her two bengal cats. Siva was nearly feral and since I have worked with ferals for years, I knew how to approach her. My friend (then my employer) exclaimed as I pet her on the head. Normally, no one could even get near her. I think that is my favorite memory of Siva.

Pen and ink with watercolor and the whiskers were done with white marker pen.

thanks for looking!

P.S.  I am being lazy with grammar in this post so if it seems like I am petting my employer on the head, and other such confusions, so be it.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017 11:03:28 AM »

Gorgeous! Love the story, too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017 11:21:07 AM »

Aw. That's such a sweet gift Smiley Also a very lovely painting!
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017 12:54:30 PM »

Lovely! The painting and the story.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017 02:24:14 PM »

Absolutely beautiful work! Such a great story. This rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017 04:20:21 PM »

You have a special way of capturing the animals you paint; they nearly come to life and tell the story with the eyes. Just lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017 07:52:09 PM »

So cute and sweet! I love how you did the wispy ear fur. <3
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017 05:50:39 AM »

thank you all for the compliments!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017 10:48:46 AM »

What a beautiful gift.  So sweet of you to create this for her.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018 08:28:52 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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