Hot on the heels of a recent cat portrait, I had the pleasure of once again adding another feline to the mix. Commissioned by Shannon from Aurora, Ontario, I was asked to paint a portrait of her beloved Persian, Buddy. A complete opposite to my previous cat portrait, Buddy's abundance of fur and flat face give him a marked appearance.
A pleasure to paint from his fluffy coat to his wonderful white whiskers, one can't help but think this boy must have had a personality to match his precious face. Full of character, this sweet fluff ball must have indeed been a real charmer and no doubt enjoyed having his lush coat petted and groomed frequently. This wise looking little attention seeker probably knew all the tricks to getting his favourite treats and scratches too!
Losing a pet is never easy, especially when they've become part of the family. Sadly Buddy recently passed away, so a portrait of this special feline was the perfect tribute to "the best" cat around. Here's hoping Shannon enjoys this portrait of her treasured cat for years to come and that it brings her fond memories of her favourite cat.