The Kindest Premeditation, painting of a black cat pretending to be a bird, art of cat wearing a bird beak peering over the ledge, painting with danlging apple on a string, painting about deception deceipt and trickery, art about lies, picure with bird beak, kitty with an apple, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, limited edition giclee, signed art print, fine art reproduction, original magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

My cat was eyeing some giant ravens at the time, which I knew she would never catch. But as I watched, my own story evolved about what the cat may be thinking – which was, “how can I bring the birds to me”? So it became a study about temptation, deception and cunning, both in the animal and the human world. About people pretending to be something other than what they are as a means to an end. Aside from the sometimes resulting pain, this aspect of human nature can be quite comical in its transparency when viewed with hindsight.

The Kindest Premeditation

48 x 32 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection - 2011 Laguna Beach Festival of Arts poster image