October 21, 2009

"Kitten's Guardian Angel"

“Kitten’s Guardian Angel”
Acrylic painting - small format
On Raymar canvas hardboard panel
5” X 7” - ¼” thick – edges painted
Finished with acrylic varnish
October 2009

This little oriental kitten has a guardian angel to watch over him and guide his way.
I was thinking that there must be a guardian angel for all the kittens that get dumped off in the countryside helping them find their way.
At least I hope so.

October 20, 2009

"Palomino Unicorn"

“Palomino Unicorn”
ACEO - 2½” X 3½”
Watercolor and acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
October 2009

October 19, 2009

"Autumn Angel"

“Autumn Angel”
ACEO – size 2½” X 3½”
Watercolor and acrylic paint
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
October 2009

Angel, child, robin and the colors of fall.

Autumn arrives with messages of change and brilliant colors signifying transformation. The robin tells the child that he must go to another place for awhile. He lovingly reminds her that he will return once again in the spring and to remember that in his absence he will always be with her in her heart. Even in physical separation, love is the glue that binds us all together forever.

In loving memory of my father
Charles Lester Bonnette
November 25, 1925 - April 12, 2009

October 15, 2009

"Hello, Who Are You?"

“Hello, Who are You?”
Yellow Oriental Tabby Cat & Blue Bird
Watercolor and Acrylic paint
Arches 300lb watercolor paper
Image size: 5” X 7”
Paper size: 5 ½” X 7½”
October 2009
8” X 10” single black matt included with purchase.

This young tabby kitten has discovered something very interesting in the bushes.

With a new young kitten in the house it is easy to see the world with new eyes. Everything is something new to discover. It is so much fun to watch him explore the world.

October 10, 2009

"The Angel's Cat"

“The Angel’s Cat”
Acrylic 5"X7" small format painting
Iridescent gold acrylic paint on the halos
Raymar canvas wrapped panel
October 2009

Shortly after I finished my painting of the “Dark Angel Kitten” there came a cry from behind my bedroom window in the middle of the night. We woke up and discovered a small approximately four month old kitten scared and hungry and needing some shelter. After much deliberation we took him a bowl of food on the porch which he proceeded to gobble down in no time. In the morning he was still there on the porch curled up and shivering. Our hearts melted and we took him in. He clung to us afraid he would be put out again.
It’s been about a week now and we definitely have a new kitten. Living out in the country we have witnessed lots of people dumping unwanted kittens along the road leaving them to fend for themselves and find a new home or cease to exist. That’s actually how we got our other cat “Missy”, who is now a few years old. Well, he’s very comfortable with us now and running all over and playing with toys and learning how to be a cat. And because he looks very much like my childhood cat (yellow tabby male) I named him “George” in honor of my first loved pet.

Because of all of this I was thinking that there definitely is a higher power that takes care of all His creatures. He sends out His angels to watch and protect over all of His children. That’s were the idea for this painting came from.

October 2, 2009

"Dark Angel Kitten"

“Dark Kitten Angel”
Black oriental kitten as an angel
4”X6” OSWOA – original small work of art
Acrylic paint on a prepared hardboard panel
Iridescent gold acrylic paint in the halo
October 2009

I just HAD to do one more (at least) of this beautiful black oriental cat. There is something about this cat that inspires me. I wonder why there are so many negative thoughts that seem to surround the black cat. Some of the sweetest cats I have known have been black. Especially the last one we had the privilege of taking care of for a while. His name was "Tom" and although his stay with us was short, it was also very sweet and we miss him.
So I decided to make this black cat into an angel kitten in honor of "Tom" who is now gracing heaven with his delightful personality. The role of "Angel" seems to suit him and he accepts it well.