And this was a lovely cat photo too! I chose to paint this one in the rectangular 8x10 format since those LOOOOONG front legs stretching out are so important to JoJo's owners~
JoJo was a true companion. We were in our early twenties and not yet married when we first adopted him as a skittish little runt. Over the next 16 years he saw us through grad school, several moves, our marriage, and the births of two children. He ultimately grew to a handsome 20 lbs, but he never really outgrew the skittishness. He was neurotic, long-limbed, and affectionate only towards us. His nicknames are numerous and will live in infamy. There will never be another cat quite like this one!
8x10 acrylic on panel