I was commissioned to paint this lovely little tortoiseshell/calico who sadly passed earlier this year. The portrait was to be a gift to Kansas’ dad, from Kansas’ mum, obviously to commemorate a cat which has followed their family for many, many years. The image was printed and framed, which was shared by the family on twitter.
It’s the first time I’ve had the pleasure of painting a calico cat, and I am absolutely amazed by the colour variations of Kansas’ fur. I’m also loving the colours of her eyes, which are a cool yellow, sometimes leaning a bit green, with warmer orange spots.
If you are in the market for a pet portrait like this, please feel free to contact me!