Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winged Cat miniature portrait

I continued to do miniature portraits as gifts or commissions, all the way into the decade of the 1990s. This one was a commission for a gift, from one of my Darkover friends to another one. Jeanne was, as all Darkover fans, a lover of books and writing and also cats. In my fantasy portrait, I portrayed Jeanne as a writer with a bright feather quill pen, and her real orange cat got a pair of catwings. Unfortunately, Jeanne was already suffering from Alzheimer's disease when the portrait was given and she didn't have much chance to wear it. Now she's another one of many, many fans who only exist in this world as portrait images.

Miniature is, as always, ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", November 1990.

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