Home > portrait, wildcat > A cat called the Kodkod – Oncifelis guigna

A cat called the Kodkod – Oncifelis guigna


Happy New Year!

Imagine a cat smaller than the cat on your lap; but it looks just like a Jaguar. What an amazing little creature! According to wikipedia they weigh up to five and one half pounds (my tiny cat Nutmeg weighs 8 pounds and she’s not overweight!) and they have a long thick tail. They are threatened since they live in such a small area, parts of Chile and Argentina, in temperate rain forests. They are threatened by logging and habitat loss. This beautiful creature deserves to have a safe place to live. They eat all kinds of vermin, bugs, lizards, mice.

This watercolor painting is painted on Indian Village Handmade paper (which is no longer being made) and is 6″ x 8″. It is for sale for $125 and half the proceeds will go to the CAT ACTION TREASURY, an organization that was created in 1995 to conserve the world’s 36 species of wild cat including the little cats like the Kodkod, the Pallas Cat and the Sand cat.

Share
Categories: portrait, wildcat Tags:
  1. Lulu Rose
    January 27th, 2012 at 17:13 | #1

    I want one!!!
    Soooooo cute!!!!
    It looks happy and serene and content!

  2. January 12th, 2012 at 12:09 | #2

    wonderful of you to do this

    that watercolor of the cat is so wonderful

    – KAT-

  3. January 9th, 2012 at 22:25 | #3

    Wonderful watercolor painting and very informative. I will forward to my daughter who is an art teacher for pre-school children and might like to show them your paintings and tell them about the cats.

  4. mandy snow
    January 9th, 2012 at 01:25 | #4

    oh…lovely…thought it was real for a second…xxx

  5. January 8th, 2012 at 22:25 | #5

    Beautiful details in your painting. Happy PPF!

  6. January 8th, 2012 at 18:14 | #6

    I really like this painting. The cause is wonderful too.
    Beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

  7. January 8th, 2012 at 03:35 | #7

    Very lovely! Love the colors and details!

  8. January 7th, 2012 at 20:54 | #8

    Very different feel of cat from your other paintings.

    You really are on a cat kick right now. And have produced some lovely stuff.

  9. January 7th, 2012 at 20:07 | #9

    Wow , love your cat painting !!! Deb

  10. January 7th, 2012 at 05:51 | #10

    Wow, what a great painting. I love the fact that you paint the animal version of botanicals. What a cool idea

    • admin
      January 7th, 2012 at 07:10 | #11

      that’s an interesting perspective. Animal Botanicals! But most specifically CATS Thanks for leaving a comment!

  11. Belinda
    January 6th, 2012 at 22:45 | #12

    I admire the cause that motivates your beautiful artwork! Thank you so much for sharing .

  12. January 6th, 2012 at 22:04 | #13

    oh wow!!!! wonderful painting!!!! great work!!!

  13. January 6th, 2012 at 18:52 | #14

    This is a great painting and a great cause! (I love your sand cat in the post below too!)

    xo
    Kristin

  14. January 6th, 2012 at 17:21 | #15

    Love this composition, it’s soft and detailed at the same time! Thanks for sharing! I love that it half of the proceeds are going to a cat organization! I give back to a dog organization for my dog art!
    Have a great weekend!
    Nat

  15. January 6th, 2012 at 16:32 | #16

    LOVE the painting and the subject even more!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  16. January 6th, 2012 at 14:53 | #17

    I am going to learn so much from your work this year!

    Kodkod – that small, wow. Beautifully painted!

  17. January 6th, 2012 at 14:26 | #18

    Very well done ~ love the cat ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  18. January 6th, 2012 at 14:14 | #19

    This is amazing!

  19. January 6th, 2012 at 12:40 | #20

    Delightful portrait of this cat in a position to be alert.

  20. January 6th, 2012 at 11:47 | #21

    I have seen them! Beautiful cats! Happy new year and PPF!

    • admin
      January 7th, 2012 at 07:13 | #22

      Ayala, have you been in Chili?

  21. January 6th, 2012 at 10:17 | #23

    This is my first time seeing your work… thank you for educating me about such a beautiful and unique creature through your art.

  22. January 6th, 2012 at 10:13 | #24

    A drawing with much movement ey reality, felicitaciones and XO

  23. January 6th, 2012 at 10:11 | #25

    A drawing with much movement ey reality, Felicdades. XO

  24. January 6th, 2012 at 10:07 | #26

    I’ve fallen in love with another interesting creature thanks to your amazing painting!

    • admin
      January 6th, 2012 at 10:08 | #27

      oh that’s very sweet. Glad I could help.

  25. January 6th, 2012 at 09:19 | #28

    What a great piece and I’ve learned a new word. πŸ™‚ Very nice job.

  26. January 6th, 2012 at 08:55 | #29

    This is so real. Amazing painting. Love the information, didn’t know that. Yes, Mimi, I make cloth dolls and that was one I had made in the Little Girls Room painting. Thanks for visiting. Blessings, Janet PPF (JKW)

  27. January 6th, 2012 at 08:19 | #30

    what an absolutely lovely tribute.

  28. January 6th, 2012 at 08:04 | #31

    Thank you for introducing me to this cat species I had not heard of. πŸ™‚

    Love how soft and furry the texture really looks with your watercolor technique. Beautiful.

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  29. January 6th, 2012 at 08:04 | #32

    I’m sorry you had trouble leaving acomment, I think I fixed the trouble, thanks for stopping by,

  30. January 6th, 2012 at 07:57 | #33

    A stunning piece

  31. January 6th, 2012 at 06:57 | #34

    oh my goodness what a beautiful panitng, this is a very interesting cat,

  32. January 6th, 2012 at 06:15 | #35

    Gorgeous! Brilliant idea to do these wonderful paintings and make us aware of these beautiful cats, and raise money to help them too.

  33. January 6th, 2012 at 04:27 | #36

    Magnificent cat painting! πŸ™‚

  34. January 6th, 2012 at 03:12 | #37

    Oh wow your painting is totally marvelous. Had never heard of this cat so thank you for explaining. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

  35. January 6th, 2012 at 02:15 | #38

    Beautiful! Never heard of…. I’m going to read about it on wikipedia!!

  36. January 6th, 2012 at 01:30 | #39

    i had never heard of a kodkod but they sound wonderful and your portrait is beautiful. it breaks my heart that so many creatures are already extinct or are endangered all because of mankind’s greed. we won’t be happy till we’re the only species left on the planet.

  37. January 6th, 2012 at 00:32 | #40

    Not only is the painting wonderful but now I also have a new word for scrabble… great way to use those pesky K’s… have a great creative week…xx

  38. January 6th, 2012 at 00:03 | #41

    I had never heard of a kodkod before either, but what a beautiful creature! I can’t believe how little they weigh. You’ve really captured him beautifully here. πŸ™‚

  39. January 5th, 2012 at 23:42 | #42

    Gorgeous! I love your use of white highlights.
    Rinda

  40. January 5th, 2012 at 22:31 | #43

    Beautiful creature! I have never heard of a kodkod. Thank you sharing that. Love the watercolor!

  41. January 5th, 2012 at 18:39 | #44

    Oh, Mimi, each cat you paint and post is my new favorite! I had the pleasure several years ago, in the dead of night, on a back road, of spotting a small bobcat. I’ll never forget it; they are plentiful in the wilds of Idaho, but I’d not seen one before, and I haven’t seen one since. Thank you for being mindful of the cats in the world for us!

  42. January 2nd, 2012 at 15:42 | #45

    Nice kitty expression. I’ve been absent from blogging. Boy, have things changed. Do I have to sign in now every time filling out all the sections before leaving a comment? So much typing before I even get to typing what I want to say? Is this right?

  43. Anonymous
    January 2nd, 2012 at 15:36 | #46

    Lovely expression in the face. I’m happy to be back to see your blog again. I didn’t like the time away especially due to health reasons. Happy New Year!

  1. No trackbacks yet.