Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday Caturday - "Opal"

This portrait of our cat Opal was created almost 20 years ago. One of the first pet portraits I ever painted, Opal went on to be the subject of a number of my paintings.

It's interesting to look back on the evolution of my work alongside the evolution of our lives in general, as the two are so closely intertwined. The room depicted in the painting was in our first home in a suburb of Kansas City. Opal decided that this back bedroom was her own private sanctuary. I have great memories of both the house and her adventures throughout.

As we've just moved into a new home in San Antonio, I look forward to building new memories and creating new paintings in a new studio alongside our new companion, Mellow, a dachshund/terrier mix. Paintings of her are sure to follow.

"Opal's Room" • Oil on Canvas • 16" x 24" • 2003 • Private Collection

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