Every trip I make to the Cleveland Animal Protective League results in 100's of reference photos... Very rarely do I see a cat in life and know "I will paint this cat!" Careful consideration of all photos is a pre-requisite to painting. But "Witness" was an exception. This cat had a uniquely impervious nature and was immune to play, he maintained this stoic pose the entire time I visited. Not sure I did him justice, but I tried.