Sunday, February 01, 2009


No, the house series is not finished yet but here's a little commission I did inbetween. Isn't she a beautiful cat? But how on earth do you pronounce her name?!

Gijs by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
sold - verkauft - vendu


Anonymous said...

Hello Liza,
Amazing! How did you do it,it really looks like our Gijs(it's a he by the way,still going strong for his 15 years)Many thanks and greetings from Willem jan and Annemieke

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I love cats and this is a beauty. I love how the paws are curled in so you
know the cat is purring. This is one of the best cat paintings I've seen.
Good for Gijis and you.


rob ijbema said...

you pronounce it with a very sharp G from the back of your throat like you are chocking,
the dutch way

he looks lovely watever his name
those wiskers look sharp!

Austin Painter said...

I love this painting. I have a tabby cat and he is so fun to paint.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Barbara! This is actually my first cat painting and I am quite happy with it myself!

Thanks to you, too, Rob and Austin1 I've tried the pronounciation, Rob, and it sounds very odd to me... Thanks for the help!