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Oil painting on Harboard made in 2000.
Made by me © Ien Nijenhuis

I used fine art for the cats and I use a palette knife for the back ground.

In the year 2000, I have six cats. From left to right you see Grey/white Kareltje (Charles) on a red carpet, in the middle Nina my Ragdoll/Birman kitty in that year, in the corner right my mysterious Black Joplin. In the corner left, Grey Babooshka, in the middle Bowie on his Blue pillow, and red/white Julia hanging on a branch.

In 2011 I have only one cat… My black Joplin.

First Bowie died in September 2004, he was just 8 years, problems with his kidneys
In April 2007 Babooshka died , her age was 13 years, problems with her age, old and not eating anymore.
In November 2007 , Julia died, 8 years old, she had an accidant, she was so bad woonded that I have to let her sleep.
In Januari 2008, my dear cat Kareltje was also ill, he was 12 years old.
My Ragdoll Kitty Nina died on June 22, 2011, she was 11 years old.
Joplin, my black cat died at the age of 15 years, 20 June 2014. He was the last cat of my painting.

All my cats on this painting have cross the Rainbow Bridge and are now in Cats Haven.

Nina and Joplin

My dear cat Joplin is gone on Friday 20 June 2014.
He was 15 years old.
He was my strong great Black cat, sometimes my little monster :-)

Joplin R.I.P. 8 june 1999 – 20 june 2014
has crost the rainbow bridge.

Playing in the Grass

“Cats Love” was featured in Domestic and Pedigree Cats
“Cats Love” was featured in Painters Universe, April 2, 2011
“Cats Love” was featured in *GROOVY KITTY CATS, June 16, 2011
“Cats Love” was featured in Pets Are Us, May 2014
“Cats Love” was featured in Women Painters, May 2014
“Cats Love” was featured in TPW , July 2014
“Cats Love” was featured in Animal and Pet Cards, August 2014

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Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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Comments

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    how cute. Love it Ien.

  • Thank you Sharon for this nice compliment…bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Romo
    Romoover 6 years ago

    Fantastic painting:)

  • Thank you Romo… glad you like it :-)))

    – ienemien

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 6 years ago

    This is beautiful!

  • Thank you Deborah…I try to catch the caracters of my cats and I think I did :-)))

    – ienemien

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 6 years ago

    Excellent artwork – so cute

  • thank you missmoneypenney for this great compliment…bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaover 6 years ago

    sweet cats. nice job. :)

  • thank you Laurie…I really love my cats and this painting show my love.

    – ienemien

  • Sarah Bentvelzen
    Sarah Bentvelzenover 6 years ago

    naw! really cute. beautiful piece.

  • Thank you Sarah…I am so happy with my cats in my live they bring me so much joy and love. bye…ien

    – ienemien

  • midnightdreamer
    midnightdreamerover 6 years ago

    Love it!
    I also love the way you used such fantastic colors, it really brings it to life!
    Peace,
    Leah

  • Thank you Leah…yes i love colors and I try to catch the characters of my cats in this painting…its great to do and to work with oilpaint…bye…ien

    – ienemien

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 6 years ago

    lovely piece, love the face on the white one.

  • Yes…that was little Nina when she was a kitty…now she is a proud great longhair Ragdoll, but still that cute eyes…Bye…ien

    – ienemien

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...over 6 years ago

    lovely..cxx

  • thank you Christopher for your kind and lovely comment…bye ien

    – ienemien

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous :o)

  • Thank you Helene, glad you enjoy this painting of my cats….it was fun to paint them. bye…ien

    – ienemien

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