Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Hola and welcome to my studio. You've caught me in mid-painting. I just need to fill in the background with color. I don't want to be rude so let me innerduce my cousin Nickolette who has agreed to sit for me. Isn't she gorgeous? Just a little more work on the background and her portrait is complete. I'm honored that Nickolette has chosen me to paint her and hope I can do her justice! Nickolette is currently being spoiled by Aunt Pauline. The approximately 15-year-old kitteh had a rough start to life until she adopted Aunt Pauline 12 years ago.

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Talk about a cat from da hood, Nickolette's early life is as colorful as mine. Her first human landed in the slammer for drug dealing. The family didn't want to take her in so they let the declawed Nickolette wander outside for several years among the raccoons and other wildlife. The daughter-in-law to one of Aunt Pauline's friends lived nearby and started feeding Nickie. Finally, she felt so sorry for poor Nickolette that she formerly axed her family if she could take her.

It was discovered that Nickolette had litter box issues. Upon going to the vet, it was also discovered that at some point she had been shot with a bb gun since they found one embedded in her skin. After living with Aunt Pauline's brother for awhile, it was decided it was in her best innerests to join Aunt Pauline's family which already consisted of four cats. Nickie always wanted to be an only cat though and now she has the opportunity since her fursibs ran to the Rainbow Bridge. She's thriving in that role.

I've used a picture of the beautiful Nickolette taken by Rehana to assist me with my painting. As always, you can biggify each painting by clicking on it.

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This is the piece I was working on in the lead pic. After I sketched her, I added color. I'm so happy she agreed to stay awhile longer so I could paint a few more.

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I bet this is going to be Aunt Pauline's favorite since I used classic brush strokes. I promised her that she'd send her the originals of all three of these paintings.

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This abstract painting is my personal favorite. A splash of color here, a splash of color there and it adds so much character. Nickolette is a dilute calico but for some reason, she reminds my of my BFGF Savannah. It may be in the expression. Does anymore else see a resemblance?

Hope you enjoyed my art which is part of the Caturday Art Blog Hop. Thanks to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for hosting it every week and giving me an excuse to mess around with Photoshop and some the cool online apps that are so easy a cat can use them. If you'd like to see more Caturday art, click the link and check out the other kitties showing their artwork this week. You'll find all kinds of art styles and one of them is bound to catch your [cat] fancy.

27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Nickolette is beautiful, and I love your art of her!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Nickolette, you are a beautiful Calico!

Brian said...

You sure done her up right CK! Nickolette is such a pretty gal and I'm glad she is doing so good now.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Oh, what a beautiful calico Nickolette is! And your art of her really brings that out, CK. She and her mom are certainly going to love these masterpieces you've created. And we sure do see a resemblance in you two beautiful ladycats, CK. You're both so gorgeous!

edie said...

She looks beautiful. She reminds me of Ms. Savvy, too. Good job on the paintings.

Marie Symeou said...

What a story. Poor Nickolette! So glad she's fine and happy now.

Beautiful art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Nickolette sure used up a coupla of her lives but we think she is now living happily ever after! Great artwork CK!!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

What a beautiful girl Nickie is! You did a great job ... I love the middle one. I'm sure your Aunt will treasure it for years to come :)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice to meet beautiful Nickolette. You did a great job on all of these paintings.

Anonymous said...

She's very purretty CK. Dat was so nice of you to paint her pawtrait. We bet your awnty Paauline will be thrilled with your work of her beauty. Big hugs to ya'll.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

PeeEss: Fanks fur da tip. Dat's not somethin' businesses of any kind really do 'round here. They all purretty much charge 'bout da same give or take a few dollars and so they don't really have to compete. And they all complain they don't make enuff from insurance companies, so they've gotta make it up somewhere. 'Course a lot of dentist don't take insurance 'round here. Anyways, fanks fur da info.

Caren Gittleman said...

Nickolette is GORGEOUS!! She looks like she could be your sister CK! catchatwithcarenandcody

Anonymous said...

Awww...what a cute kitty, CK, but what a horrible story. Made us very sad. Thank Cat she found your aunty. Your art is just purrfect, it brings out the best in her :) Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday :) <3

The Swiss Cats said...

You did a great job with the portrait of the beautiful Nickolette, CK. Purrs

Mariodacat said...

Great job CK. Nickolette is a beauty, and I'm so happy she now has a good life with your Aunt Paulene. Poor baby has suffered enough and deserves a human who loves her. M is going to send you an email on something new we got and it just might help you. She'll go over now and write it.

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., this by far is some of your best art to date. You had a terrific and attentive subject. We like the last piece best as well. What a wild life your cousin has had. We are happy she has a good home with your Aunt Pauline. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Katie Kat said...

Beautiful C.K. and how nice of your cousin Nickolette to sit fur you. Furry nice that her has a mommy who loves her after being abandoned with no way to defend herself... Her looks like lovey girl.
-purrz from Miss Peach who am a lovey girl too.

Jean Neilson said...

A beautiful picture, up to the par of the Mona Lisa without the sneaky smile.

Shoko and Kali

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

She's gorgeous. I'm so happy she finally has a wonderful life.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We agree - that last is our favorite, too! Looks like you had tons of fun making these and your Aunt is going to love them!

The Indulged Furries said...

Excellent work CK. I'm glad Nickolette was able to join your extended family and that she's now able to enjoy life as an only.

The Island Cats said...

What beautiful art work of Nickolette, CK. We're glad she has a great home now with your Aunt Pauline after everything she went through.

Tamago said...

Nickolette is such a beautiful kitty! Her early life story makes me so sad..what a difficult start she had to go through. I'm so glad she found a wonderful home! Love your art works. They are beautiful!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Well, I'm sorry that poor Nickolette had a rough start to life, but it sounds like she's got the perfect forever home now! And beautiful art, CK.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Nickolette is a real beauty!!

meowmeowmans said...

Nickolette is *almost* as super stunning as you, CK. So happy she's got a happy life now. :)

Nellie Kowalik said...

Stunning must run in your family CK! Yous knows, when mes was looking at the thumbnail picture of your post, I did think yous was painting Savannah!
Nicolette is a stunner and mes happy that she, like yous and mes and Savvey finded wonderful forever homes!
Excellent pictured!
Many kisses grrl furrend
Nellie Bellie

Linda Rodgers said...

yes, yes! Why Nicolette has been using my purrsonal expressions! She is so very beautiful and your art work CK, well, I can only wish that one day I can own my very special "painted by my BFGF CK" portrait