Cat Portrait

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cat Portrait – 4″ x 4″ Watercolor

The photo of Panny was taken when she was walking across (WetCanvas artist)  Stacey’s studio table, while she was trying to do art.   Can you see the body language?  “Mom… I’m right here and I don’t want to be ignored any longer.  I will keep coming back until you put down that paint brush and pet me.”  I love to paint critters, although they never look just like the pet.  That’s okay with me.  No rules, right?  😀

About Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a beloved American poet of the 19th century, is best known for “The Song of Hiawatha” and “Evangeline.” He was born in Maine in 1807. He knew Latin by the age of six, and when he taught at Bowdoin College, he wrote the textbooks himself. He courted his second wife while teaching at Harvard and frequently walked the several miles from Cambridge to Boston across the West Boston Bridge. The bridge that replaced it was named the Longfellow Bridge in his honor. He died in 1882.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Androgoth
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 16:16:28

    A very nice painting and also some delightful history
    to whet the appetites of your atistic following, he was
    indeed a learned poet and wordsmith…

    By the way I like those big green eyes…

    Androgoth

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  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 16:12:46

    Rules are meant to be broken! You captured the naughty “look at me” aspect very well. Love the lively color.

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  3. asmalltowndad
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 08:38:51

    Here kitty kitty! Who could ignore those pitiful eyes.

    Reply

  4. Carol King
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 08:23:07

    Aw, what a face! You did a great job, even if you say it doesn’t look exactly like the critter. No rules!

    Reply

  5. lesliepaints
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 08:20:50

    Your pets have character and they speak. There is a lot more to art than likenesses and you are a winner in my book and so is Panny.

    Reply

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