Monday, March 29, 2010

Bat Cat

This is one of my few watercolors. My model was our friend Elvis DeBoombah. He was called Elvis because he would sing through his nose. He was a huge yellow tabby Main Coon cat, beloved by us and Fluffy the Scrub Bluejay. He was a laid back soul--we often found him lying on his back in the center of the living room fast asleep . . .
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It has been three years since Elvis left the building and I still miss him.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

He would have been a really fun cat to know. I like those wings. They're. . .different!

Elisabeth said...

A terrific illustration of Elvis here, Beth. I love the contrast of his yellow coat and those glorious deep blue bat wings, which look to me more like those of an eagle.

Lois said...

It's so beautiful! My cat Gracie sleeps on her back like that and puts her front paws in the air.

Clytie said...

Elvis was (and is - through you) such a character, and I'm so glad you keep his memory alive!!! I love your "Elvis has left the building" ending line. Way too funny!

Rebecca said...

Girlfriend...you are a FABULOUS artist! I'm so glad you found me so I could find you!

What a JOY to follow along!

xoRebecca

Tammie said...

Ms. Beth, you are talented with all you touch. Endlessly I enjoy your beauty and art!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful painting and he sounds like he was a real character, singing through his nose....