I met Jim in September 2011. I wanted to make him something cool for Christmas so that year I painted Darwin & Wilber for him on 8×10″ wood block. It’s been hanging in the living room ever since. Wilber is holding a bauble [present] for Darwin:
I also painted 3 smaller portraits on 6×6″ art boards for friends & family, including Moushka & Her for my parents and Deedee & Otis for Martha:
But I’ve always had one canvas left over, painted all except for animals in the middle. After meeting my German family & meeting their cat Carlos this past Fall, I knew I had to paint Carlos for them. I didn’t want him to be lonely so I added 4 rats to the picture. One of them is holding a bauble for Carlos for when he wakes up 🙂
I painted this before Christmas, but I couldn’t post about it until Daniela & Joachim received it. I was very late getting it to them. Thankfully they loved it!
They are adorable. I’m glad they liked it. You should make prints and hang them all together in your home at Christmas.
What a wonderful idea!
They are all wonderful, i love them all.
Sie sind alle wundervoll, ich liebe sie alle.
Danke! What have you been working on, gardens?