Got home tonight from a great vacation with our 8 yr. old grandson - spent wandering down the coast of Oregon then back up the Cascade
Mountain Range, finishing along the beautiful Columbia River - beautiful, luscious country - so hard to leave behind to come back to the humid, muggy midwest.

Crater Lake was beyond any words! Thanks, Lynn, for telling us about it.

We used to come home from trips to be greeted by this gorgeous old cat named Sam. He's gone now, but I still thought of him when we got back in town.

He was a Maine Coon, and I think, 'part dog.' Our younger son taught him to sit and stand on command! I miss him. This painting was done several years ago, and animals are just about the only commissions I ever accept to paint now.

Looking forward to class tomorrow, but it won't have quite the atmosphere that Dawn and I had as we spent the day at a picnic table in the woods last week painting amidst the Oregon ferns and conifers. Great memories.

"SAM KITTY" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Fabriano Artistico 11 x 15"


Suzanne said...

Beautifully done (as always)! Thanks for immortalizing and introducing us to Sam. I live with 3 cats and one is definitely a Golden Retriever. Earlier in life, I lived with two cats (at different times) who each played fetch and retrieved.

Dawn said...

ahhh what a cool Sam! Lovely as always Sandy.

gosh I had a good time!

RHCarpenter said...

Glad you're back but also glad you had a fabulous time in the northwest :)Sam reminds me a lot of our Cleo (also gone from us) who was definitely all cat. If she could have trained us better to serve her, she would have :)

Brenda Y said...

Gorgeous painting of a beautiful cat! Your trip sounds fabulous -- we went to Crater Lake a couple of years ago and it most certainly is beautiful and spectacular. The OR coast is beautiful -- happy to hear that you shared this with your grandson, lovely memories made I'm sure!!


Hi Sandy, Sam Kitty is just a magnificent cat. I love the colours you have used here. I am a fan of your work.
I believe I mentioned that before in another post.

I am a cat lover too so you have me here on that count too!

Brent Perkins said...

I almost sneezed when I saw this. (Cats do that to me) You certainly captured the essence of CAT.

Anonymous said...

I loved reminiscing about Sam Kitty and Beautiful Bouncy Baby Bubba Boy. Thanks for sharing this picture. Grant