So today is my birthday and I decided could paint whatever I wanted to paint. Flishy- Flash , my eighteen year old cat is absolutely beautiful. In the sunlight her fur dances with light. I didn't want to turn into a "cat painter" so I refused to use her as a model, after all, I AM a landscape painter. (right?) But today when I woke up at 3:30 and went straight to the studio I knew I could paint whatever I wanted. So here she is. I tried not to sentimentalize her, instead work with basic complementary colors and shapes.