Monday, September 13, 2010


6 x 6 oil on canvas SOLD

Finally feeling better and back to painting. Ahhhh.
When you paint nearly everyday, skipping almost
a week can seem like an eternity.

If there's one thing harder to paint than black dogs,
it's white cats! Jacy was a delight, however. He has the
most beautiful, clear, sky blue eyes. He lives with Oddball
and Lucky (the next portrait to come in this series.)

Here is a little background on Jacy provided by his owner:

"Jacy was the head honcho and was here before Lucky and
Oddball. He is bigger in stature and longer legged than either
of them and although he doesn't fight with them he is top cat/dog.
He is the most affectionate cat we've ever had and everyone
comments on his quiet sociability. He was an indoor cat until he
learned to use the doggie door. His favorite thing is being the
driveway sentry at night. He sits on the driveway like a statue
and watches for an hour or two and then he comes in for the night.
His biggest fan is Lucky who is so happy when Jacy sleeps near him.
We got him from a rescue group and we think he's a Turkish Van or
part thereof."


Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Where have you been?
What a beautiful cat. You are the pro Gwen.

Angela Elledge said...

Jacy is delightful, love those piercing crystal blue eyes. Thrilled to hear you are so busy with pet commissions, yay!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Ahhh..this is my cat. EXACTLY. You caught him.

Linda Popple said...

Beautifully done, Gwen. I love the pink ears and those eyes are gorgeous!

Glad you are feeling better! Also, happy that you are painting again. I've missed your work (and we all know it's all about me)! :-)

Dana Cooper said...

Jacy is beautiful Gwen...great job with the white!
Glad you are feeling better!!

martinealison said...

Quel regard... belle toile.

sam said...

A few days off and Im the same itching to get at the easel! Love the cat those eyes really bring Jacy to life.

Diana Marshall said...

Love those eyes, he must be part siamese. You did a great job on his fur.

Ralph said...

An impressive looking cat and I am sure this is a marvellous capture of him.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gwen, your portrait of Jacy is absolutely charming!

I am sorry to hear you've been unwell, but so glad you're back at your easel. I hope you continue to feel better and better!

Kim said...

Beautiful and soft. You've got a great glow going on in the ears - really great features all around. So glad you're back in fighting form : )

suzanneberry said...

bummer, i didn't know you were ill! i'm so glad you're feeling better and back to work. this is lovely as always.

Rosemary said...

Jacy is precious - great job, Gwen. So glad you are feeling better. Aren't pet portaits fun!

Edward Burton said...

You did such a beautiful job with Jacy, Gwen. Amazing eyes!

Karen Bruson said...

Darling expression. The owner must love it.

Barbara M. said...

I love it Gwen. I like the slightly smug and annoyed look on his face. It looks like is guarding the driveway. Hey you mice, keep away! I'm in charge.

Great work.


hmuxo said...

Beautifully done Gwen. White cats are not easy...but you've succeeded. Love his beautiful blue eyes.

Kelley Sanford said...

Jacy is beautiful, good job with the white fur and such lovely blue eyes.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, Gwen. This little cat is such a cutie, and you have painted him so wonderfully - love the blue eyes!