Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saundra's Shadow

A couple of weeks ago, wonderful artist, Saundra Lane Galloway, posted a pic of her beloved cat, Shadow. Her heart is still sore after all this time about losing Shadow and she hasn't yet brought herself to paint him, but decided to put Shadow's picture up for others to paint.

Although I am a 'dog' person, I still love all animals, and Shadow looked so sweet lying on the sofa without a care in the world, I decided to have a go. (Go to Saundra's post on the story of Shadow)

It is such a shame that our much loved pets only stay with us for a short time, but maybe they teach us that life is fleeting and to be enjoyed while we can.




23 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, I feel so happy to see Shadow in paint! You did a wonderful job...the coloring is great, and that little face!! Awesome! Thank you! And, remember I've added you to our contest!

Marian Fortunati said...

What a nice idea, Liz... a good way to memorialize your friends' good companion!!

As always, well done!!

It's certainly heating up here in SoCal!!

jason said...

beautiful

pencilportraits said...

Liz I expect Saundra was so pleased to see this on your blog, it is sad animals are only with us for part of our lives but when they are with us they are the centre of the universe

Watercolorist said...

The picture is lovely. A nice tribute well done.
Jean

Sheila said...

What a good friend and kind soul you are to give some comfort for your friend with this beautiful tribute to Shadow. Big hugs to you Liz!

Art with Liz said...

It was a beautiful pic to paint Saundra, and I am so glad you like it. I'm rather pleased with the way he came out.


Hi Marian, how's the 'flu? Hopefully you're over the pneumonia part! Thanks for the comment and keep yourself nice and warm!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so very much Jason. I really appreciate your visit and comment.


Hello Karie Ann - any comment from you about animal paintings is an absolute honour - thank you. Hope Willow is not too spaced out after eating all those internet cables! Even though animals are with us for only a short time, they certainly make our lives richer for being there.

Art with Liz said...

Welcome back to blogland Jean, and thank you so much for the kind words.


Gosh Sheila, I think I have a long way to go before I catch up with the size of your heart and kindness. You are a special lady as all us who visit you know, and I thank you with all my heart for your lovely words. Big hugs for you too.

Carolann said...

Liz, This is just lovely! I have tried to paint my own cat as he is almost 20 years old and I just can't capture the essence of him. I know I will miss him so much when his time comes.

Diana Marshall said...

Super painting, you did an excellent job!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Hi Liz, This is just a very sweet painting,you have really captured him.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Lovely work and sentiment, Liz. Thanks!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Carolann, thanks for the visit. It is hard to capture someone you are so very close to, but I would love to see you try!


So nice to see your incredible work Diana, and thank you for the kind words.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Carol - the reference photo was great so I guess that made it a little easier. He looks so sweet.


Ah Suzanne, thank you!

Nancy Medina said...

Ah Liz, this is such a beautiful, contemplative work. It makes me think of a quiet room in the sunshine with a happy little kitty dreaming nearby, I am not surprised Saundra loved it so much.
hugs from Texas....

Susan Martin Spar said...

Beautiful Liz. You've managed to put your tender feelins to brush.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Nancy, thank you! Loved the flowers and strawberries you did for her as well. And hugs from a cold, wet, Cape Town!


Gosh Susan, that is such a nice way of putting it. I did enjoy painting Shadow - maybe it was the love that was put into taking his picture that helped as well?

pencilportraits said...

Hi Liz, I've awarded you the Premio Meme award, you can collect it from my blog!

rob ijbema said...

precious
what a lovely idea liz
shadow looks so content
yes life is short
make the most of it and be good
lovely liz

Art with Liz said...

Thank you for the honour Karie-Ann! I will try to figure it out in the next few days.


Gosh Rob, what a lovely comment. Thank you so much - now I'm off to watch the Tour on tv! (And the cricket!)

Becky said...

Shadow's sweetness comes shining through in your painting. It is very sad indeed to lose such a devoted and loving companion. Some of my dogs and cats are getting up there and it breaks my heart to have to let them go one day.

Art with Liz said...

Lovely to have you visit Becky. Thank you for your kind words and make sure you have plenty of photos and such of your dogs and cats. Enjoy them while they are still with you!