Samurai Cats

Cats in armour – not something I have ever been asked to do before…and probably never will again! This was commissioned as a special (and unique) birthday gift. I was asked to paint portraits of Tom and Momo wearing armour, preferably samurai, with Tom’s portrait to include a pineapple in some way and Momo’s to include a peach (Momo = Peach in Japanese). I was also requested to give Tom white armour and Momo black armour to keep with the theme of my client’s black and white home decor. I had so much fun figuring out what to do with these requirements and my client was more than thrilled with the outcome. If only I could paint animals in armour every day!