I painted Winnie years ago and I’ve always wanted to redo that painting better. After Sullivan’s death I felt it was time. But before I memorialize Sullivan in a painting I owe it to Winnie to finish hers first.
I wanted her beautiful eyes to be the center of interest. So I composed the whole painting around her head. The next goal was to accomplish some great brushwork for her fur. I haven’t painting fur that much in my career so it was a challenge to accomplish.
I also wanted to capture her regal posture. She was always a very queenly cat with her piercing green eyes and golden mane.