Murals~Animal Portraits

The Animal Portrait Murals

In 1984, a San Francisco cat lover commissioned me to paint portraits of four of her cats.

CatTwo

These were all posthumous tributes, painted in window frames in a small, octagonal breakfast room.

CatThree_web

These were fairly easy illusory spaces to create.

CatOne_web

Near the floor on one of the short walls I painted a semi-circular niche that matched the floor boards. I placed the fourth cat in the niche.

scottishfoldweb

This door on the one solid wall was a bit more tricky. It was a deep landscape and the door sill was integrated with the real floor of the room.

geese_web

Fast forward 20 years. My cat lover and I lost touch, and during the gap she had several more beloved cats. Since she couldn’t find me, she hired other muralists to commemorate them.

before

This muralist did perfectly good portraits, but the cats appear to float on the wall and my cat lover wasn’t happy with them.

In 2014, thanks to the magic of the internet, she found me again


mural start

ashpainting

trio

smokeydrinksthewater_2 smokey&Romieweb



smokey_3 smokey_2 shycat_2

 

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