Cali's Stare by artbyakiko

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

This is Cali. She has such an intense stare. When we got Cali 19 years ago, she was very pregnant. A few days later, she gave birth to four kittens. My husband and I decided to find homes for three and keep one with Cali because we read that it was very traumatic for a mother to be separated from all of her babies. We totally agree; there is no question about that.

The one we kept is Hunter. Yes, the one in the painting titled “My Precious Hunter.”


akiko, artbyakiko, calico, cat, pet, tortie, tortoiseshell


  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful painting of your very special cat :) ~ Anni

  • Anni thank you so much!! xx

    – artbyakiko

  • drawing4art
    drawing4artover 5 years ago

    Another beautiful Kitty painting, with a sweet story behind it……as always super work Akiko.

  • Vic thank you so much for your kind remarks!!

    – artbyakiko

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    I do like the detail in this. As always with your work, beautifully painted.

  • Brian thank you so much for your wonderful comments!!

    – artbyakiko

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Aw Hunters Mommy !! What a beautiful cat, painted superbly as always- a master work xxxxx

  • Anita thank you so much! Yes she is a beautiful cat!

    – artbyakiko

  • David Clark
    David Clarkover 5 years ago

    another great painting — so you have had the pair for 14 years — how wonderful — dave

  • Dave, thank you so much! Cali must be 15 years or older; that is equivalent to about 90 in human age. She still looks fabulous!!

    – artbyakiko

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 5 years ago

    As usual akiko, this is another stunning piece of work. Well done! Just beautiful! xo

  • Thank you Terri!! xxx

    – artbyakiko

  • coolart
    coolartover 5 years ago

    I love this so expressive remarkable

  • Thank you so much coolart!!

    – artbyakiko

  • judyM61
    judyM61over 5 years ago

    How very gorgeous she is lovely and I adore Cali cats!

  • mudyM61, thank you so much for your wonderful comments on Cali! She will be happy to hear that!

    – artbyakiko

  • Pam Wilkie
    Pam Wilkieover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. I love the way you have captured your cat’s spirit and personality.

  • Thank you so much Hemalata!

    – artbyakiko

  • J-C Saint-Pô
    J-C Saint-Pôover 5 years ago

    beautifuly painted!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much J-C!!!!

    – artbyakiko

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