Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Comfort

Winter Comfort     8" x 8" acrylic
Muffin has found a comfy spot tucked into my favorite afghan on the sofa.  Our house has a bank of southeastern facing windows that lets the winter sun shine almost completely through the house.  She uses it to her advantage.  Isn't that what cats do best... use their environment and their owners to their best advantage?  I gotta admit that it's gonna be hard for me to sell this one, as Muffin is my favorite of our six cats and this is "her".  She sleeps beside me at night and curls up next to my computer keyboard in the studio.  She is now over fourteen years old and still acts like a kitten.  Her favorite toys are my white erasers.  I can't tell you how many I have rescued from the vacuum cleaner!  I've painted her many times and only kept one for myself.  H-m-m-m.... 

5 comments:

Sheila said...

I think along with the story this is one of my favorite portrait of a loved one yet! Muffin seems to just melt into the afghan and yet you cannot ignore the personality or intelligence she commands with her eyes. Bravo Pat!

Pat Burns said...

Thanks, Sheila... that means a lot coming from an artist as talented as you!

Kari Tirrell said...

This is beautiful, Pat! I think you need to keep this one.

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

This is such a beautiful painting...Love, love your work....

Pat Burns said...

Thanks, Kari & Anne... Muffin is such a good model!