Green Eyed Cat

“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”
George Sheehan

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Green Eyed Cat – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

Happiness also has to do with things that just feel silly for no reason…. like this cat.  🙂

I painted it from a photo by Surob at WetCanvas.  I think the cat’s name is pumpkin.  I like all the white I left in it for a change of pace.

About George Sheehan

American doctor George Sheehan changed course midway through his life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1918 to a cardiologist father and grew up to follow in his footsteps. At age 45, bored with his life, he began reading philosophy and took up running. Within five years he ran a 4:47 mile, the fastest ever clocked by a 50 year old. He started a weekly column and became medical editor for Runner’s World. He wrote eight books. Bill Clinton dubbed him the philosopher-king of running. He died in 1993.

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 14:13:17

    Fantastic cat!!! I love how the eyes draw you into the painting! ~Sophia

    Reply

  2. Carol King
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:34:15

    your quote today talks about happiness and pleasure. This cat seems quite happy and pleased with himself!

    Reply

  3. afternoonartist
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 07:00:21

    Love him, Beth.

    Reply

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