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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Tribute to Casey Cat - A Painting a Day

A to Z Challenge

"In the Box" - acrylic painting ©Mary Montague Sikes      

This is the third day of the A to Z Blog Challenge and my personal "A Painting a Day Challenge". My painting today is in tribute to Casey Cat, our daughter Amy's special kitty for almost 20 years. Casey crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in February. My painting cannot possibly do justice to this beautiful feline, so it is not of her but for her.

This is a 20" x 20" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. I probably will not do another canvas painting this large for the challenge because larger paintings take more time. This is nearly four times the size of the Bunny and Gator paintings which were each 11" x 14". I'll probably do some paintings soon using pastels on paper.

Thank all of you who are visiting my blog. I appreciate the founders of the Blog Challenge and am enjoying the opportunity to participate.

--Mary Montague Sikes

15 comments:

Megan said...

You are mighty talented. What a cute cat!

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, this is so touching. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved cat. Beautiful painting and tribute. <3

Amy Sikes said...

Thank you for doing a painting for the beautiful Casey-cat! What a sweet painting it is!

Sharon Himsl said...

You are so talented!!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Megan, thank you. She was a beautiful cat!

Julie, this was an emotionally difficult painting to create. Thank you for visiting.

Amy, you are so welcome. I painted it for you if you want it.

Sharon, thank you.

Daniel B. said...

Impressive...a painting a day? That IS something to tout.

Best of luck with it throughout the month!

Al Penwasser said...

I am always in awe of people who have artistic talent. Especially since I can't draw a straight line on an Etch-A-Sketch.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Instead of a cat in the hat, it's the cat in a box! Very nice, Mary.

Juliet Bond said...

Very sweet, Mary! My son's name is Casey. We thought it was a wonderful name because it means "brave."

Billie Johnson said...

What a sweet kitty!

Frida Kahlo wants me to let you know that she is very busy with mouse patrol right now, but after she gets that taken care of, she is available for a sitting.

Billie

Billie Johnson said...

What a sweet kitty!

Frida Kahlo wants me to let you know that she is very busy with mouse patrol right now, but after she gets that taken care of, she is available for a sitting.

Billie

Chuck said...

Really nice gesture, Monti and a terrific painting. And so large!! You are not only talented but quick too!

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

lostinsidethecovers said...

What an awesome theme, you are so talented and the painting is beautiful! I am so impressed you are doing these one a day. Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see what is next.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you for visiting and for the luck wish, Daniel.

Al, thank you. I love the profile painting you use.

Alex, I didn't have a cat in the hat photo of Casey. Would have been interesting.

Juliet, interesting. I like the name.

Billie, please thank Frida for the offer!

Chuck, thanks for the visits and the compliment!

Lostinsidethecovers, thank you for your nice comments and for visiting!

Trisha F said...

Love this one - kitties are my friend!