Monday, February 15, 2010

Painting

I was commissioned to do a pet painting recently by one of my blogging friends, Linda, at Linda n Jake. She wanted me to do a painting of her sister's cat and was going to give it to her as a gift. Linda told me that her sister had "Babes" for 19 years, and about a month ago Babes went to kitty heaven. She wanted to surprise her sister with a painting of her beloved Babes.





This is Babes. Isn't she beautiful?


Linda said when she gave the painting to her sister, she cried. She couldn't believe the likeness.


It makes my heart happy to make someone else happy.



I started a new blog for my pet portraits. This is something that I'm finding very enjoyable. If you are interested you can just email me, and all I need is your favorite photo of your pet.

15 comments:

Donna said...

Oh Donna! What a great idea! I miss my KiKi who was with us for 18yrs...
The painting is Wonderful!! I Know she loved it!
hughugs

Happy@Home said...

You did a beautiful job, Donna. What a nice gift for Linda to give to her sister. I almost cried too, just reading about it. :)

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my gosh! How perfect. Beautiful job and what a great idea! Mimi

Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet painting!
Hugs,
Cathie

Protege said...

That is a beautiful cat. I think you must have captured the essence of the cute animal in its expression. I am not surprised the gift brought tears...
You are very talented,
xo
Zuzana

Manspace said...

DJ,
Penetrating gaze.
G

Sherri said...

Donna, what a wonderful painting! That was so nice of Linda to give that painting to her sister. I got tears in my eyes just reading the story!

ritad said...

Great job Donna, I think you have really found a special niche. Many of us pet lovers will appreciate this work.

linda said...

Donna, what a sweet post about Babes. I think I mentioned that saying my sister loved the painting was an understatement. She got so emotional and was truly in awe of your talent! Thank you again for the special painting. My sister will treasure it always!

I mentioned all of this to a friend this weekend and she would love a painting of her cat that passed on as well. I'll give her your information.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Sooo talented !!
Sounds like a win-win....you love painting and friends love them too.
Nice job.

Together We Save said...

Wow - wonderful painting!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
The painting is great. The owner must have been thrilled. You are very talented.
Hugs, Rhondi

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, you did a beautiful job on this Kitty. What a lovely little one she is.

Ruth

Jen said...

I love this, Mom! Fabulous job!!! Will you do one of Shimmer for Maddy? I know she would love it for her birthday later on this year - you are so good at this!

Kerrie said...

the cat is beautiful! You are so good!!