Formerly the neighbor’s cat



Formerly the neighbor's cat


“Formerly the neighbor’s cat” – 11 X 14 acrylic on canvas… This one needed more than just a title, so in honor of national poetry month:

Formerly the neighbor’s cat…

With quiet persistence she would steal away from the noise, from the clutter, to a place of sweet serenity; the rhythmic sound of her contentment complimenting the stillness.

This is a portrait of my cat “Panda”.  She was neglected by her owners – our neighbors – so, little by little, she relocated herself to our farm.  The owners have since moved away and left her behind, so she is officially ours now!

(Comments and constructive criticism are welcome, valued and appreciated.)





12 responses to “Formerly the neighbor’s cat

  1. thesmilingpilgrim

    This cat looks exactly like my old one “Whiskers”!

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  2. I love this! Beautiful.

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  3. Wow, what a lovely painting – the light on his back is especially tremendous!


  4. Hi Claire. The title and the cat go together really well. The cat looks grateful! I love that you captured the personality of the animal. There are so many mechanical images out there – they look like photos. I like that you interpreted the cat’s feelings a bit. The body and face say “Thanks.” It is also technically very good as usual. I love the whiskers in the light!

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    • Thanks, Nancy. The whiskers in the light were the reason I took the reference photo in the first place! Although challenging, I did love working on this one because it brings back such a fond memory.


  5. The Leaf Diary

    What a gorgeous cat painting!

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  6. I currently have a neighbor cat that is trying to move in. Thing is, it is trying to oust my two cats in the process. Talked to the neighbors about it, they don’t seem to care.

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