And now for something completely different – a stunningly coloured calico cat…dressed as a Victorian lady!
Commissioned by Leah from Brooklyn, New York, to paint her cat, I was asked to paint Chaos as she would be if she was a human – a Victorian princess. Out of the box and a completely fun idea, this royal feline needed an outfit worthy of her station. After much thought and consideration, a red-haired wig to compliment her green eyes and the warm tones in her coat was selected. An emerald green dress with ruffled lace collar was chosen along with simple white flowers for her hair and a gold and pearl brooch for her dress to complete the look.
Red hair ended up being the perfect choice, not only to compliment this calico cat but to match Leah’s own red locks. It’s only natural that her fur baby should have matching red hair, of course.
Dressed to the nines, this confident lady with killer red curls makes a stunning and memorable portrait. A piece that’s sure to spark much conversation about this feline queen, Leah will be able to enjoy this painting of her unique cat for years to come.