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Brambleberry

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brambleberry, acrylic on mdf, 6" x 6"

“Brambleberry” Acrylic on MDF, 6″ x 6″

This painting of Brambleberry is the fourth in my series of “Gatti Liberi” (Free Cats—or strays as we often think of them). He was the first of the Free Cats to visit me regularly. He was shy, but tough. It wasn’t until he met my daughter that he allowed himself to be held and cuddled. Once he became comfortable around me, Brambleberry taught me something I should have learned long ago: to just lie back and watch the clouds go by, which is what he’s doing here. He has a Beethovenesque seriousness about cloud watching.

Brambleberry disappeared about 5 years ago. His spirit companion, who arrived about the same time as he did, is Snowberry, who still visits me each day.

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“Brambleberry” Note Card

This painting is available as Note Cards (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″). Note Cards can be viewed and/or purchased here: “Brambleberry Note Cards” (Secure Zazzle page will open in new tab.)

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Awakened

awakened, acrylic on mdf, 5" x 7"

“Awakened” Acrylic on MDF, 5″ x 7″

So many things are beautiful while sleeping—children, woodlands, animals—and magical when they awaken! This kitty’s barely open eyes are like a blue sunrise.

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Jimmy

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jimmy, acrylic on mdf, 6" x 6"

“Jimmy” Acrylic on MDF, 6″ x 6″

This is a painting of Jimmy that I did on Thanksgiving morning. It’s the 3rd in my series of “Gatti Liberi” (Free Cats—or strays as we often think of them). I met Jimmy about two years ago when he became best friends with Triangles (see painting #52). Around the beginning of June, after a year-and-a-half of daily morning and evening visits, we enjoyed an especially nice summer evening and the next day Jimmy and Triangles were gone.Jimmy is one of the biggest, sweetest, and friendliest cats I’ve ever known—and whom I hope to see again one day, along with his pal Triangles.

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“Jimmy” Note Card

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Triangles

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triangles, acrylic on mdf, 7" x 5"

“Triangles” Acrylic on MDF, 7″ x 5″

Triangles is the 2nd in my series of “Gatti Liberi” (Free Cats—or strays as we sometimes think of them). I met Triangles on Halloween night almost two years ago.We became friends. She greeted me each morning when I brought her food, and she returned each evening to chatter and play. After my heart surgery, she often walked up and down the sidewalk with me each day to hasten my recovery. About two months ago, we enjoyed the evening and the next day she was gone, and has not returned. There isn’t anything harder than saying goodbye to a friend. Nevertheless, I wish I’d known to say goodbye to Triangles that night.

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triangles note card

“Triangles” Note Card

This painting is available as Note Cards (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″). Note Cards can be viewed and/or purchased here: “Triangles” Note Cards (Secure Zazzle page will open in new tab.)

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