Monday, 18 April 2011

My Beautiful Javert

Javert was my baby boy, a stunning Blue Point Balinese who was my constant companion for 10 years.  A while ago I met a wonderful local artist, Doreen Lazell, and commissioned some paintings of my long lost furry children.  Javert is the only one to have two paintings done.


This is from a photograph I took of him when he was only 6 weeks old and it’s always been one of my favourites.  The other painting (which was the first I commissioned and is already on display) was of him towards the end of his life.

Because I left quite a few images with her, I never know which one is finished when I walk in to collect.  Seeing this painting up on the wall took me completely by surprise and even though I tried, I couldn’t hold back the tears.  18 months after I lost him I still miss him every single day…


  1. What a beautiful cat. The eyes in the painting have such depth, very nicely done. This makes me want to dig out old pictures of my dear departed cats (& one dog) and paint them. I hope you will post other paintings as they are finished.

  2. Hi Leigh. I have already posted about another one

    That one was the one I got before this. Glad you liked it tho. I've asked her to do one of Jake next :-)

  3. It's beautiful :)

    (I'm sure I commented on this yesterday... think I'm going nuts!)