This is a detail from a large oil painting of my cat, Azara. I still haven't found a scanner big enough or a camera high enough quality to do the entire portrait justice. Here is her little face, though.
I think it may be a little warped from camera angle, but it's hardly noticeable.
Azara is the perfect indoor cat and generally a very agreeable, sweet pet with a heart of gold. She isn't loud (speaking mostly in soft trills), doesn't claw furniture (usually), and never, EVER relieves herself anywhere but the litterbox. She never bites or scratches. At the vet, she is silent and trusting, pressing herself against me instead of trying to escape.
This kitty is also a great judge of character. When I first started dating the man who is now my husband, I introduced her to him. He was the first guy I had ever brought home that she didn't react to with fear. In fact, she liked him. :3 (It's no wonder; he is by far the nicest guy I've ever been with!) She still loves him, too! These days, she continues to bless our luckier (perhaps kinder?) guests with her approach and gentle presence and is teaching our new kitten how to be a good pet.
2009. Oil paints on stretched canvas.