The Story of the Cat and the Birds

My painting is inspired by Aesop’s fable, which starts with a Cat who was growing very thin. As you have guessed, he did not get enough to eat. One day he heard that some Birds in the neighborhood were ailing and needed a doctor. So he put on a pair of spectacles, and with a leather box in his hand, knocked at the door of the Bird’s home.

The Birds peeped out, and Dr. Cat, with much solicitude, asked how they were. He would be very happy to give them some medicine.

“Tweet, tweet,” laughed the Birds. “Very smart, aren’t you? We are very well, thank you, and more so, if you only keep away from here.”

The moral of the story is to be wise and shun the quack.

The Cat and the Birds

A Colorful Bird Comes to Life

I’ve recorded a short time-lapse for you to watch as I add the colors to this beautiful songbird.

Detailing Dr. Cat

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