Maine Coon Cats, America's Only Natural Long Haired Cat
Portait in Oil of a Furkat Maine Coon Cat
GC GP RW Furkats Avalanche
Furkats Batman, Silver Classic Tabby
This oil painting was done by Amanda Bouquet of her beloved pet, Furkats Batman. In her work she has caught the balance of a Maine Coon's head style. According to the CFA standard for 2013- 2014, the Maine Coon Cat should have a head that is " medium in width and slightly longer in length than width with a squareness to the muzzle." The standard also states that cheekbones should be high. "Length and width of the muzzle should be proportionate to the rest of the head and present a pleasant balanced appearance. "Ears: Shape: large, well-tuffed, wide at base, tapering to appear pointed. Set: approximately one ear's width apart at the base; not flared. Eyes: large, expressive, wide set with an opened oval shape. Slightly oblique setting with slant toward outer base of ear." In this amazing painting all of the CFA requirements are realized. Over the years I have studied the Maine Coon head. When I first started showing I was shown a key to a balanced head. You should be able to draw a line from the corner of the nose to the outer corner of the eye to the outer base of the ear. These lines will from a triangle. The artist of Furkats Batman's painting captured all these qualities but also expresses his gentle sprit.
For information on Amanda Bouquet's paintings see her blog site at amandabouquet.com.