I handed off the painting this morning. They are kind of a snooty bunch in this office. The receptionist exclaimed, "That's much better than I thought it would be."
Had to wait a long time before I saw the cats' owner. She was tickled, saying she couldn't wait to show her husband. I kinda had the impression that the showing would be in an "I told ya so" fashion.
I guess I proved myself and that the fruits of a hacker aren't necessarily spoiled.
She sent me this email last night after I emailed her my reference pictures; she'd mentioned previously that she didn't have good pics of her cats.
These are wonderful photos!!! And your painting is the absolute perfect rendering of the two of them. You got them just right! And it didn't take you so long either- I am impressed! And my husband absolutely loved it. Thanks so much- you needn't have done this (but I'm glad you did).