Friday, March 12, 2010

Painting of a Sphynx Cat

Size: 9 x 12 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Stretched Canvas

This is a beautiful Sphynx cat named Electra. Sphynx is also known as hairless cats. I have never seen this breed of cats in person, but fell in love with them when I saw their pictures.

This one is from a photo by Nicolaas Marckmann, who kindly gave me permissions to paint from his photos of gorgeous Sphynx cats.

16 comments:

Kerry said...

Akiko, what a gorgeous painting! I love the sphinx cats too, though I've only seen one in person once! You always do such outstanding work and this is a beauty! Kerry

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Gorgeous piece love the soft colours. Your work is beautiful!

martinealison said...

Beau travail, expression réussie et captivante. Bravo.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

You have definitely captured the soul of this cat Akiko! What a beautiful portrait!

So glad to "see" you back!
gail

Vern Schwarz said...

Akiko, admit it, you got tired of painting all those individual hairs on your beautiful cats...ha! This one is beautiful too.

Sheila said...

Subarashii Akiko-san! I think Nicholas thought it was an honor to have a Akiko original painted of one of his felines! Magnificent. (as always)

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Beautifully painted! What a lovely portrait.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Absolutely amazing. It is so realistic.

Gwen Bell said...

Superb! You really captured the exotic and unique look of the Sphinx. I like the way you kept the focus on that gorgeous face.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

What a stunning portrait Akiko - you have captured the elegant Sphinx to perfection and the background sets it off so well - love it!!!

Alice Thompson said...

This is such a unique breed. I wonder what it feels like to pet them. Wonderfully done Akiko!

Mona said...

Akiko, this is a such a regal looking painting,--- beautiful as always.

I have never seen a sphinx. How interesting about the large ears! Hope all is well with you.

Carolee said...

Stunning, as always!

Linda said...

I find these cats very beautiful, amazing work Akiko. Linda:)

Jala Pfaff said...

Great cat paintings. I don't actually think I would like having a cat like that, though. :)

Dean Grey said...

Akiko!

It's great seeing you post more of your amazing work again!

Hooray!!

-Dean

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