Mer-Cat

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Mer-cat – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Here’s a new painting for my Heni’s Happy Painting Etsy shop.    Earlier in the summer I painted The Brothers of our cats Tuxie and Truffle.  I then thought I’d like to paint our other cat, Tiggy who passed away a few years ago. With the warm summer weather I was also thinking about painting a mermaid in an underwater scene.  I put these two ideas together and created Mer-Cat.

Back in May when I had my show at the Phoenix and Dragon bookstore, Candice, the owner mentioned that they have  an art show in October where they have paintings of cats from various local artists which is another reason why I’ve done these cat paintings.  The bookstore has three cats that live there full time.  When I set up my show, they all came into the gallery to hang out with me.  It was very sweet. There are many pet oriented gifts in the shop and I’ve bought some cat gifts for my daughter there.

My daughter has been in Prague now for just over a week, it’s pretty quiet around here, I think our kitties are missing her and all her loving attention.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Shining Sea Turtle

Caribbean Sea Turtle
Shining Sea Turtle = acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Shining Sea Turtle is a new turtle painting of mine.   I had not painted in about a month as my daughter is graduating from high school in a few  weeks.  She will be going off to New York University in the fall.  It was very unexpected as we assumed she would be going to an in state school. She got accepted and received enough funding to make it possible.  It’s been an exciting  few weeks figuring out the details.  We are thrilled and very proud of her.  It’s been my girl’s dream to go off to school in New York City and now it’s actually going to happen!

I’ve settled down a bit and it feels good to be back painting.  I love doing underwater ocean scenes and I just felt like painting a serene sea turtle.  I hope all are having a peaceful happy season.

Purchase the print here:  Shining Sea Turtle

The Little Prince

The Little Prince - Acrylic Painting by Heni Sandoval
The Little Prince – Acrylic Painting by Heni Sandoval

The Little Prince is a new painting in my wild animal series that I made for my Heni’s Happy Paintings Etsy Shop..  This little lion cub is relaxed and basking in the sun.  He looks a bit like our beloved cat, Tig, short for Tiger.  Tig acts like a lion, he is full of confidence, easy going and he has strong sense of self love which he graciously offers to all people who approach him.  We got Tig as a kitten for my girl’s fourth birthday and twelve years later they still have a very strong connection.  My girl is a Leo,  she understands and loves cats.   In fact she turned my husband and me into cat lovers, we now have three kitties that keep us entertained.

A print of this colorful little lion cub would brighten any little Leo or cat lover’s bed room.

Print available here.