Thursday, February 19, 2009

Miss Emma the cat for Marilyn



Marilyn was the recipient of my OWOH giveaway and I got her pet portrait done tonight. Emma is her baby, and I want to say that she is 14 years young and still going strong, if I remember right. She was a challenging kitty for me...She is mostly grey and has a big head and I had a hard time getting her right. There are layers and layers of paint and thread on this baby where I worked and reworked it. I love the turquoise with those blue eyes. I also had to add a little bling , just cause she seemed like the kind of kitty who might enjoy that. This art quilt is about 12x14...enjoy it Marilyn! P.s. You can go see Marilyn's blog at http://marilynbutler.blogspot.com she is very talented!

14 comments:

Rannyjean said...

Oh my! I really believe you have a niche here with the animals and can make a good living when you land in Utah! What beautiful work you do. Speaking of, the kids teachers love their cards!

Marilyn said...

Oh my goodness, Melinda...ENJOY, I definitely will! Thank you SO much--it's absolutely beautiful! You captured Emma perfectly, right down to the bling--she's VERY girly. And the turquoise was a great call--I'm glad I asked you to choose the background color. Thank you, thank you! I'm just thrilled!
I agree with Rannyjean--I think you have a future in painting pet portraits.
Big Hugs, Marilyn
p.s. Emma is actually 18 and it amazes me whenever I say that:)

GraceBeading said...

Well that turned out great! Really nice work, such a special treasure.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Delightful painting!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Talking Horses Arts said...

Wow...Wow..lost for words here!!!
Just...wonderful, great...beautiful!!
I have four cats..hmm..maybe..well talk to you about that later....
Wonderful job here!
Hug,
Andrea.

Sarah said...

genius!

this was the draw I really wanted to win, but I don't begrudge the winner, you have done a fantastic job with Miss Emma

KarenHarveyCox said...

This came out fantastic. I love your style.
Karen

Laurie said...

That's such an awesome keepsake -- beautiful kitty! I know she and her owner will just love it! A treasure.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Another beauty!!! I hope the move is going well my friend :).

P.S. Marian now refers to her room as the "art exhibit" because people come in all the time to see her Mai Tai portrait :).

xoxo,
Kristin

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think you did an incredible job capturing Emma - I just know that Marilyn is going to be beside herself thrilled when she recieves it! well done!

Sherry said...

Her facial expression and her eyes are a perfect match! I love the way you get the whole facial expression down so good!

Sherry

Helen in the UK said...

Emma's portrait quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!! You mentioned a while ago that you might do these on Etsy - you so have to, you have such a great talent :)

Yarni Gras! said...

congratulations........!

purplepaint said...

Oh Minda! This is awesome!!! I love it!!! I still have your cat ATC you did for me up on my wall. You amaze me lady!