nabooly } two paintings of a cat
I have been wanting to give my parents a house-warming gift for ages, so my mom asked me if I could create two paintings for a specific area in their new mountain home in Beirut. She had a few guidelines for me, one of which was ‘no people’, which is like asking McDonald’s not to serve burgers. She said that my dad had already purchased two figurative paintings from a local artist and wanted something different. So with challenge in hand, I thought of oranges, apples, furniture, eggs, and even Persian rugs. But I finally settled on Nabooly the family cat. He’s a gorgeous Scottish-Fold who sits around the house doing nothing all day (still life?). Plus, I felt I could sneak some people-like features into his face and expression. My parents haven’t seen the paintings yet so I’m deeply hoping they like them.