April 3, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty - a portrait of a leopard

Here Kitty Kitty
 a portrait of Sasha
12 x 12 oil on canvas

I thought I would try my hand at another "kitty". This is Sasha, a leopard that a friend of mine used to know. This was a bit of a challenge for several reasons. For one, I just haven't done many cats and am not all that familiar with their bone structure. But it was fun to do and I used both a pallette knife and brush for this one. I somehow feel compelled to use the knife when I pain larger. But I like the texture that it gives the painting.

This has been a challenging week with the loss of 3 family members in my close and extended families. Each unrelated, but very sad circumstances and it's been a rollercoaster of emotions with all being so close together. It's been a bit difficult concentrating on painting. 

So I want to dedicate this in memory of Jill, Dave and Paul. Our hearts are heavy that you have left us but full of light because you graced our lives.

Here Kitty Kitty
12 x 12 oil on Canvas
$425 + 15 S/H
please contact me if you are interested in purchase.

Thank you!
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.


Double "D" said...

Dear Deb,
That's a tremendous tribute to your lost family.
With such sorrow in your heart you still painted to there memory. Beautiful dear friend. My thoughts are with you.

Linda said...

Beautiful painting! As Double "D" said it is a wonderful tribute. Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with you.

Deborah said...

My condolences on the loss of those you loved, Deb.
Sasha is a gorgeous thing.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and condolences. I sure do appreciate you all!

patrice said...

I am sorry to hear of you loss. Three family members in a short while is tough.

The leopard is wonderful, and I love the texture you achieved.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just having fun going back over your older postings!! This is fabulous, Debbie!! Sigh...someday...I hope I can paint like you! I can only dream! You are so amazing! Love, Janine XO