The sad tale of Little Lea

The sad tale of Little Lea

Ah bless! What a beautiful cat and as ever a superb painting. Also congratulations Marilyn on your recent picture of the month inclusion in the Artist magazine: well deserved. Whilst most teachers etc are encouraging “loosening up” in painting there’s still great skill in realism and basic drawing, and for most of us a happy medium somewhere!


Many thanks and a Happy New Year Tessa and Karen!

This is a wonderful painting - such a lovely memory. So accomplished

What a beautiful cat and so sad that little Lea had such a short life. I'm sure her parents will love this wonderful painting of her.

Many thanks for your lovely comments June and Margaret and a Happy and productive New Year to you!

Purrrfect, Marilyn. Congratulations on getting published in the artist magazine . Happy new year.

Great and superb painting as always, Marilyn. I wish you a Happy New Year full of wonderful watercolours.

A lovely portrait of a very beautiful cat. So sad to loose a pet. Hope they have recovered from their loss.

Thank you so much John, Cesare and Carole and a Happy New Year to you all!

a really lovely painting, very sensitively painted

Thank you so much Sarah. Happy New Year!

Thank you so much Maureen. Happy New Year!

All your work is outstanding Marilyn, looks like my cat Theo, who was a rescue.

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This painting is of a friend’s cat who sadly died of cancer at a very young age. Her human “parents” were distraught and wanted a painting to remember her by. How could I refuse? The composition is a little odd but it was painted from a photograph and there are very few remaining.

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Marilyn De la Cruz

I went to Birmingham Art School straight after leaving school but had not considered my job prospects carefully enough at that age so left and did not consider taking up art again until much later in life. Now that I am retired I have much more time on my hands to paint and hope my artwork brings…

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