I have always been a dog person. So for me to paint a cat, is something I myself would never think of doing.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of animals, cats included. Throughout my whole life, dogs have always been my preferred pets and I have to admit that I do feel a wee bit uncomfortable being close to cats. One of reason is that they are so tiny, fragile and aloof. So very different compared to dogs.
So what made me do this? Several of my friends thought it was a commissioned piece, which is was not.
Now, do you believe in serendipity? Chance encounters? I do, always have. And this is one good example.
I went to a friend’s house, who is a musician and also a cat lover (they have 3!), with the intention to take some photos of musical instruments for future work references. It so happened