Cats fish with Cattails

These are the three cats featured in a commissioned by my friend Joe as a birthday gift for his girlfriend, Gina. The painting was in watercolor with a little acrylic pen used to accent particular areas.

I am always hesitant to create art from life or photographs, much preferring to draw from my own imagination for inspiration.  So I found myself a bit out of the comfort zone when Joe first asked me if I'd be interested in making something for him.  With sketching and practice, however, the subject matter got less and less intimidating.  Eventually, I was ready to start on the final piece and, I must say, I am surprised how it turned-out.  Images of the full work to follow.