Friday, February 3, 2012

Hemingway's Cats

Oil on panel, 6"x6"
In Key West you can take a tour of Ernest Hemingway's home. One of the major talking points of the tour (after his wives) is the cats. There are at least 40 of them, all supposed to be descendants of one of Hemingway's. His cat had double paws, aka 6 toes, and nearly half of the cats at the house have the same paws. During the day they have run of the house, although at night they're shooed outside because they would set off the motion detector. This one was sitting on the fountain on the front walk.
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7 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful light! How interesting about the cats. This one looks very relaxed while the tourists meander around Hemingway's home. Very nice!

Scott Ruthven said...

Wonderful sense of light you've conveyed. I would love to see Hemmingway's place.

Karen Werner said...

Very nice piece. Love the sense of cool light. Great story too. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Nora MacPhail said...

40 cats!
This one certainly is enjoying life. Wonderful light.
Have a wonderful weekend.

AlecM said...

Beautifully done... I believe that polydactyl cats are also fairly common in New England...

Kathy Weber said...

Polydactyl! That's not a word I ever would have used before.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

What fabulous color. it speaks to me and I love the position of the cat. You really are a good artist.