|Waiting for Tom|
By Drew Strouble
I was told by Tom, that Cleo was very loyal to him, but didn't care to much for anyone else that tried to make a fuss over her. He told me that she would patiently wait on the front steps for him to return home from work and loved the blanket that his mother had made especially for her.
"If you yell at a cat, you're the one who is making a fool of yourself." ~ Unknown
Giclée Prints of my original watercolor. more info
Limited Edition of: 950 Prints and 50 Artist's Proofs •
Overall size: 14 1/2" x 18" incl. 2 1/2" mat.
• Each print is hand signed, titled & numbered with matching Certificate of Authenticity.
Open Edition Mini Prints
• Overall size: 9 3/4" x 11 5/8" incl. 2" mat. • Each print is hand signed and titled.
Fine Art Greeting Card • Hand mounted Art Print on 5" x 7" white card. • Blank inside. • Matching envelope and clear protective packet included.
All prints are shrink wrapped with a white mat and foamcore backing. Designer Frames are black aluminum with plexiglas.
Winner 2005 KUYKENDALL IMAGE AWARD, sponsored by the Cat Writers Association and presented to the outstanding image entry featuring cats-photography, illustration or graphic art. "The technical quality was superior and I could sense the personality of the subject through the cat's posture and expression. The detail in the fur was extraordinary. This image really captured the attitude of 'the waiting game' I see in many cats." Jonathan Bayley
| Hi Drew, just wanted to let you know that I was unable to pick up the portrait until yesterday (monday). It was here last Thursday, I wasn't here to get it. That's why I haven't contacted you before this. All I can say is WOW! The jpeg that you sent doesn't begin to do justice to the portrait. I know that a lot of the reviews I read on your site remarked on how life like the portraits are, but I never dreamed that you would be able to do such a remarkable job, especially considering that the photo's I sent you were far from high quality. Cleo's portrait has a almost three dimensional quality, as I look at her I almost expect her to open her mouth and give me that little raspy meow of hers! I must admit I laughed as I looked at it, you have her coat perfect. No matter how I tried she wouldn't let me brush her like I should have. I was barely able to keep ahead of getting mats in her fur. It had that exact kind of scraggly but still pretty look. I also wanted to thank you for putting the blanket in the picture. My mom made it for her and she loved it. I could go on but I'm sure you have many other portraits to do of other peoples special friends. I just want you to know that I couldn't be happier with it, and it is worth every penny and then some! Hopefully in the future I'll be able to get you to do more portraits, I promise I will send better photo's! It goes without saying that if anyone needs a recommendation I'll be more than happy to highly recommend you. Thanks again Drew, I will treasure my "Waiting for Tom" portrait! Tom Maier :)|