I love creating pet portraits for people like me who adore their pets and cherish them as the family that they are...
This coming Thursday, I will get to meet Bruce because I will be painting in the Signature/DeRubeis Gallery at Ko'olina from 3-7pm. Come say "hi!" if you are on Oahu!
I forgot to post this beautiful kitty! This is my friend Tina's calico Musubi, Moo for short. She is a pretty, slender kitty with high energy and loads of personality. The difficult part was getting photos of her sitting down where I could get her face and body markings. Just love how this painting came out, she looks a like a sweet angel... Hehehe...
"The Tyger" by William Blake is one of my favorite poems. Not that I am a poetry buff, but I have always liked his phrasing and the awe and amazement posed through his question , "what immortal hand or eye could/dare frame thy fearful symmetry?" My orange tabby isn't really fearful, but he's got the look that says, "I'm really comfortable... don't try to move me." Whenever my cat looks like this, I can't help myself. I must go over and pet her head and gently rub her back. Then I swoop in to cuddle her up and give her lots of hugs and kisses until she meows her way out of my arms! Hehehe... I just can't help myself! If I were to write my own Tyger poem, my all-encompassing question would be "what immortal hand or eye could make such a beautiful beast which no human can resist but snuggle?" I know, it doesn't go with the iambic tetrameter but it's a question that needs some answers!
I know this look all too well from my cat... It means, "Feed me" or "Play with me" or "Who me??" (after chewing holes in my bikinis). Basically this look is the golden ticket for cats. They take one look straight up at you while you are focusing on something else, like cooking dinner or writing an important business email, and it's over. You must pay attention to kitty. I know, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to give the love.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.