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painted portrait of a cat

Gwenn Seemel
Lauan
2011
acrylic on panel
8 x 8 inches

This kitty belongs to my friend Curt, and, though it may not be obvious in the portraits, the two of them have a lot of similar facial expressions. Lauan was one of the first cats I painted, but I’ve painted many more since—both wild and tame. I even made one a main character in a series of illustrations for my book You Share Good, and she gets into all kinds of trouble, chewing on a camera and facing off with a parrot among other things.

To learn more about the making of Lauan’s portrait, watch this vlog.