Featured Art: Alison’s Cat

Alison's Cat by Doris Mady

“Alison’s Cat,” 10×7 oil by Doris Mady, Greenwich Branch (Connecticut)

 

From the artist:

I painted a picture of my dog, Kerry, about a year before he passed. I called it “Unconditional Love” and placed it in the local library’s art show in November. The day after Thanksgiving, I received nine commissions for Christmas gifts! Painting pets is now one of my favorite things to do. I love the attitudes of my subjects.

            Alison was looking for a Christmas gift for her boyfriend and wanted something other than shirts and ties. Here’s what Alison had to say:

            “I wanted a painting because I saw Doris’ painting of Kerry. We had just adopted Oxnard from the humane society and didn’t have many photos of him yet. I commissioned a painting of a photo I took of him relaxing on the windowsill in natural light. At the time, it was the only picture of him that had any color. Now the painting is hanging in our home and we show it to everyone who visits.”

 

Comments

  1. Lois Batchelor Howard says

    I adore “Alison’s Cat.” Your painting is precious and your talent is astounding. Thank you so very much. Sincerely, Lois Howard, Letters, Palm Springs Branch

    • Doris mady says

      Thank you for your kind words. I love painting pets. You’d be surprised how well owners know their pets. I once painted a dog with a black nose. The owner asked for a revise to a brown nose!

  2. Fabulous painting of your cat. I once had a beautiful cat I named Dukie I received as a gift while in Bloomington, IN. I brought him back to my native city, Louisville, KY. He was such a warm, loving cat that I wished I had taken a picture of with my Brownie camera. But your painting helps to remind me of how loving cats are with their warm personalities.

    • Doris mady says

      Thank you for your kind words. I love painting pets. You’d be surprised how well owners know their pets. I once painted a dog with a black nose. The owner asked for a revise to a brown nose!

    • When I was a young girl we had a boxer named Duke. He WAS my father’s child. To this day I think of him. He will always be a part of my life.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment and be so kind. I’m surprised that i find senior-citizens who are downsizing, moving to smaller homes, will ask me to paint a pet that they lost years ago. I can’t imagine a life without a pet.

  3. Dawn Spitz says

    It’s fabulous! I feel like I could pet it. Beautifully done!

  4. Christina Laurie says

    This charcoal is beautiful. I love the way the peach of the background is echoed in the ears, nose and whiskers. Makes the cat come alive!

  5. Dorothy Kamm says

    Wonderful painting! You really capture the kitten in the moment. Thanks, also, for sharing your marketing idea.

    • Doris mady says

      Thank you for your kind words. I love painting pets. You’d be surprised how well owners know their pets. I once painted a dog with a black nose. The owner asked for a revise to a brown nose!

    • You are so nice to comment on my painting. Pets are the best friends we have.