Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Luck of Lucia and why cat eyes glow

Luck of Lucia  Oil on panel, 6" x 6,"   SOLD
Cats have tapetum lucicum which is a silver, mirror-like tissue at the back of their eyes.  It causes their eyes to glow...  It also helps them see at night. They require only 1/6th of the light we do in order to see clearly.  I think our cat knows we don't see as well in the dark.  He's always faster to move out of the way at night.


  1. Such a cute kitty...beautiful piece! I knew cats eyes glowed at night but never looked up why...very interesting!!

  2. an absolutely divine feline - love your work Diane.

  3. such an amazing piece...truly beautiful!!


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