This is a watercolor that I have been working on for years and finally gave up, and have it in my living room half finished. Today I suddenly had the inspiration to finish it digitally, so I photographed it and added the final details and did some color adjusting.
The girl and kitty were modeled from a snapshot taken years ago of a former coworker’s daughter and her very patient and long-suffering cat. The picture was so grainy that my coworker asked me to scan it and see if I could clean it up somewhat for her. She was happy with the job I did, but I always wanted to paint it, to capture the joy and passion a child has for her first pet.