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My Precious Hunter by artbyakiko

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Size: 6 × 6 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

I have many cats that were all rescued from my neighborhood. This is one of them “Hunter.” He is so special to me for reasons that I cannot explain. This connection comes from somewhere deep in my soul.

A few days before Christmas, he came down with pneumonia. His doctor’s diagnosis was partially collapsed lung. It really scared me. But his antibiotics has been working so well that he is now almost completely recovered. I am so thankful to start the new year with him beside me. With love and respect to life, I have just finished painting this.


akiko, artbyakiko, cat, ginger, orange, pet, tabby


  • drawing4art
    drawing4artover 5 years ago

    I always find the reflective glassy feel of cats eyes difficult to do, but you have captured that perfectly, super portrait and a obviously a great friend….good to know that he is getting better.

  • drawing4art, thank you so much for your compliments!

    – artbyakiko

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 5 years ago

    I am so relieved to hear that Hunter is going to be okay! xo What a beautiful work of art.
    Well done! xo

  • Terri, thank you so much! xxx

    – artbyakiko

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 5 years ago

    What a fortunate cat to have found someone like you. Great painting too :) ~ Anni

  • Anni thanks! Actually I am the one who is most fortunate to find him. ;)

    – artbyakiko

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait. Glad you hear your precious Hunter is recovering well.
    A Happy New Year xxxxxxx

  • Thank you so much Anita!
    Happy New Year to you too! xxx

    – artbyakiko

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...over 5 years ago

    Well done, on everything!!! Happy New Year!!!
    Beautiful portrait.

  • Arie thanks for your wonderful comments!
    Happy New Year!!!

    – artbyakiko

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 5 years ago

    Lovely portrait.

    Deep respect for what you do. Lucky cats.

  • Caroline thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it.

    – artbyakiko

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtover 5 years ago

    Wonderful. I am so glad he is getting better. I understand completely regarding your connection with him. Happy New Year to you and your pussies xxxx Jane

  • Jane, thank you so much!
    Happy New Year to you too!! xxx

    – artbyakiko

  • montdragon
    montdragonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait of a dear friend…

  • Thanks montdragon!

    – artbyakiko

  • Skye Ryan-Evans
    Skye Ryan-Evansover 5 years ago

    I adore this masterpiece, Akiko. Your talent is boundless! Huggers, Skye :o-)

  • Skye, thank you so much for your compliments!

    – artbyakiko

  • Tramper
    Tramperover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work,hope he comes through completely.

  • Thank you Tramper! He is fine now. :-)

    – artbyakiko

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