Puss n puss by Heidi Schwandt Garner

These two didn’t have names…..just their breeders names. They got called ‘puss’. A lovely Maine Coon and a Siamese. A commission that was a surprise for the clients husband. It was a joy to take the reference photos for this piece, both cats playing away, content, and then the Siamese deciding I had to play too…a game of ‘fetch’ with a shoe lace :)
Colour pencil and white gouache on mat board. 38 × 48cm 2004

Featured in ‘Domestic and Pedigree Cats’, ‘Coloured Pencil Art’ and ‘Cats and Dogs’ groups.


  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely magnificent artwork, wondrous imagery and colours. You have caught theri expressions beautifully. Great work.

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahalmost 7 years ago

    Very well done, their eyes, their expression, everything well done, Lovely pencil art.

  • Arie
    Ariealmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! And a nice story. I love Maine Coons, they’re marvelous cats!

  • And they’re HUGE! :)

    – Heidi Schwandt Garner

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithalmost 7 years ago

    It was really nice of them to pose for you.. what you bribe them with – catnip???? Very well done piece..

  • When I do the animal portraits I have to take reference photos to work from and nine out of ten never pose! I take many photos and compose a picture, sort of working to the clients requirements. This is the case for this one too, although the cats were playing, all the photos of them were separate, even separate pics of the cat gym for reference

    – Heidi Schwandt Garner

  • Heidi Schwandt Garner
    Heidi Schwandt...almost 7 years ago

    Wow everyone is quick off the mark……seems when I get up at 3am, thats when this place is the busiest. Its now nearly 4am….think I will need a nanna nap today :D Thanx for the kind comments my friends :)

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous, so beautiful, what awesome portraits

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersalmost 7 years ago

    The rough with the smooth – a nice contrasting pair. And beautifully drawn and painted.

  • apjenkins
    apjenkinsalmost 7 years ago

    A beautiful piece of work you really have a massive talent for animals

  • paul boast
    paul boastalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful work , really smart art

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work of ART!!! :-))

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