10.20.2010

Wonderful Wednesday - Family Portrait

Look at this fabulousness!  This is a portrait from the whimsical brush of the talented Susan Faye which arrived at my house yesterday; matted and ready for framing.  I contacted Susan at the beginning of September when she had just returned from a summer hiatus from custom portraits.  Unfortunately between the time I sent her pictures of me and my cats and the time the portrait was completed, Molly went to the bridge.  When Susan read about that on my blog, she contacted me and graciously offered to make any changes (to the already finished painting) that I wanted.  I had seen in her gallery several pictures which had kitties with angel wings that looked quite lovely, but I ultimately decided this picture would be a representation of what my family looked like at the time I commissioned it.  What did it matter really if there was one change in the members... little did I know at that time Ash would be coming to live with us too - LOL!

close-up view
Susan has done many wonderful portraits that you can see on her blog 365 Cat Ladies and most recently on Wendy's 3D blog who was given a portrait of Dante, Dylan and Domino for her birthday.  I just LOVE my portrait, it incorporates all my favourite colours (you can specify what you like) and I think my stylized kitties look happy and beautiful!  If you get a chance, please visit Susan and tell her you think so too :-)

27 comments:

The Monkeys said...

What a fabulous portrait! Just beautiful!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love your portrait as it is and mum says she would have made the same decision about the picture.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

cats of wildcat woods said...

Great portrait - we like that all of the cats are in it - the next one will have Ash!

Kea said...

It's a wonderful portrait, Cat. We like that Molly is in it too! And yes, now you'll need to commission another with to-be-renamed Ash. :-)

Daisy said...

It is gorgeous! We totally love all of Susan Faye's work, and my Mommeh treasures her own portrait.

Marg said...

That is such a nice portrait. And we will go over and tell her how much we like it. We are so glad you included Molly. She wouldn't want to be left out and since she was still here, she should be in the picture. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Sammy and Andy said...

We have seen a lot of her work around the CB and have to say we love it....what a talent she has been blessed with.

We purr that y'all will have a "fab" day. We're also impatiently waiting for Ash's arrival at your house.

xxxxxxxxxxx

Rene said...

That is adorable; I love it!

Brian said...

That is simply stunning, no wonder you are thrilled. I'm glad Molly is there too, as it should be.

The Island Cats said...

We wanna get one of these portraits for our mom!! She would love it!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

It is such an adorable picture - I think it is wonderful the way it is, and then you can do another in the future once Ash is there! We really want to get a portrait at some point because they are just adorable!

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Catrina,

We just love it! Yippy for you and Susan did a fantastic job.

Our best to everyone,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Katnip Lounge said...

Your portrait is SO nice! Mommy is getting ideas...

Mr Puddy said...

Great Portrait, Great idea of family portrait. Thanks for this, I'm going to tell my mom : )

Cindy said...

That is a very nice picture! She does great work.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a great portrait! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Eric and Flynn said...

It is gorgeous. We love her paintings.

Sparkle said...

That is a FANTASTIC portrait of your family! It really captured the love and warmth you all share. My human and I love Susan Faye's work.

ABBY said...

Oh this is simply fabulous!
We love it.

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Cara n Crew said...

The portrait is beautiful! We're glad you didn't make any changes :).

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Jacqueline said...

So sorry Molly had to leave you, but glad she was included in the lovely portrait...We can't wait to meet adorable Ash!...Our Mommy has been interviewing for a new job and if she starts working more hours on Nov. 1, we won't be able to comment everyday, but we will keep up with you, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Simba said...

We really LOVE your portrait!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It's a beautiful portrait ~ and we think yoo were right to keep Molly in it for posterity. After all she was (and still is) an important part of yoor family at the time you commissioned it. And now dear little Ash is joining you ~ so maybe a noo family portrait later ~ with the noo grouping?
Smoochies.

Huffle Mawson said...

It is a beautiful picture!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh that is SO glorious!!! We love it.

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

What a WONDERFUL picture!!!! I absolutely love it. This artist is amazing.

Fin said...

So happy to hear about Ash!

This portrait is just lovely!!