LESLIE COHEN JEFFREYS, ABSTRACT PAINTER, PET PAINTER


Pet Paintings 


    A dear friend of the family, Cara, asks me to paint her cat, Linus, who passes away recently.  I paint Linus with all the love I can to capture his essence in the layers of glaze in his eyes and coat and the abstracted blanket he is lying on in the photo.

    This is a gateway for me, as I always paint abstractly, but begin to consider painting more representationally.  Then, I paint Harvey and Harry, the dogs of my childhood friend Celia.  I do this as a surprise for her, especially since I secretly think that Harvey is named for my father.  This painting is also done from a photo.  I decide to begin a pet painting business.  My goal is to paint animals in the subtle, abstract style of Franz Marc, combining my fascination with abstraction and color into recognizable animal form.



 
Linus
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
 

 Harvey and Harry
 Acrylic on Canvas
 20" x 16"



Jasper
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"





Miss Kitty
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"




Meimei (Little Sister)
Acrylic on canvas
20"  x  16"




Number 6
Acrylic on canvas
20"  x  16"




Ruca
Acrylic on canvas
20"  x  16"




Ashley
Acrylic on canvas
14" x  9"