Stop to Smell the Roses is a 6x8 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
I’ve been painting soldiers and cemeteries and needed a change of both mood and subject. Let me introduce you to Desi, one of our two cats. Desi is a tuxedo who looks a lot like Dreama Perry’s famous Eddie. But where Eddie has a rugged handsomeness (at least according to said Eddie), our Desi is a goofy beauty with Cleopatra eyes, pink nose and white rimmed ears. The ears and eyes are both larger than the usual cat size.
In my painting, it looks as if he’s smelling the roses. And Desi does seem to love flowers but… sadly, it’s because he likes to eat them.
I’ve included a link to Dreama’s Eddie paintings; you might also visit her blog so you can read as well as look. The adventures of Eddie are addictive.