Sep 25, 2012

Two Cats Tuesday: We Got Custom Portraits of Pimp and Moo!

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! I got custom portraits of Pimp and Moo and I cant' wait to share them with you!

A couple months ago, a lovely artist and friend of Cute named Gretzky reached out and offered to paint Pimp and Moo for me! She does custom pet portraits (and a bunch of other things as well, but we're biased toward pets here, of course!).

Since I love my boys so much and I can't think of any better art in the whole wide world than them, I immediately said, "Yes, please!" (I may have jumped up and down as well. I was a little excited.)

We worked together to get the perfect photos to go from, and a few weeks later, I these arrived at my doorstep...

Moo and Pimp... in paint!
What do you think? Are those not gorgeous paintings? Look at Moo's face -- it's perfect. His expression is dead-on! And check out Pimp's heart-shaped pink nose. Just like the real thing!

Seriously, though, let's look at Moo's portrait closer. I love them both, believe me, but this one of Moo is just stunning. He is such a goofball and she managed to capture him just right. His eyes are playful, his head is tilted -- it's exactly him!

That face!
I couldn't be happier. I just need to find the perfect place on the walls for them. I want to make sure they get a place where we can show them off!

If you want to know more about her custom pet portraits and other stuff, check out her site, paintingsbygretzky.com or like her on Paintings by Gretzky on Facebook. Her cats and her dogs also have Facebook pages where she holds contests and things.

And... some more fun: She put Pimp and Moo on some products to sell. (Just to be clear: I don't get any money from the sale of these and I'm not getting any money to talk about her here -- just the paintings.) I think my favorite is the Pimp and Moo Mug, but the Moo the Cat hat is also particularly silly!

Also, if you're interested, you can get pricing for her custom pet portraits here.

So what do you think? Are the boys good art subjects?

24 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. I think I would make a good subject

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  2. I like the moo, utterly stunning!! Pimp is almost impossible to capture!!

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  3. These are both beautiful images of Pimp and Moo and Gretzsky are very lifelike. Moos sweet face and they both have cute pink noses but Pimp's 'cougar' nose is precious. The closest I've come to my cats being painted was by a lady in Toronto by the name of Sue Connelly years ago. She painted some of my Siamese and a poodle on stones capturing them identically from photos and I love the work and had several done even as gifts These were in watercolors and sealed but paints in various methods and all subjects. Incredible works by both Sue and Gretzsky. Be sure to place these pics where you will enjoy them every day. The boys are great models and it does take great talent to capture kitties. Photographing my Siamese was challenging in itself in that they wanted to be right in the photographers face! That's Siamese for you - the people cats!

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  4. I'm sure you would be ideal Pricilla but not locked out of the pen away from the new kids!

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  5. They are gorgeous!!! Perfect! Moo's nose has the tender pale pink color that I love! And Pimp looks perfect too!! Great job! Enjoy your portraits!! :-)

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  6. These are so purrfect she really captured their sweet faces!

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  7. Oh my gosh how CUTE are they??????? Moo is adorable but you know, it is Pimp who steals my heart every time! Love that boy's nose!

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  8. Wow.....such wonderful portraits!! Such handsome, beautiful kitties!!! Love em!!!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful portraits!!!

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  10. These are just beautiful as are Pimp and Moo ♥

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  11. Those paintings are gorgeous! I'll admit, I particularly like the one of Moo as well, but Pimp certainly looks handsome in his painting.

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  12. These are gorgeous paintings of your lovely boys !!

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  13. WOW! She really captured their expressions! She's GREAT!
    I don't think I want a Hobbes painting though--one grumpy face looking at me is enough. ;)

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  14. Very beautiful paintings! She absolutely captured their looks and personalities. Love them!

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  15. Awww...sweet! She not only captured his <3 nose, she also captured Pimp's puffy cheeks! I love kitties with puffy cheeks!
    X's

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  16. These are amazing;she nailed them

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  17. Connie (w/Minniecat)September 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Lovely! As an artist, though, I'm especially impressed by the skilled nuances she used to exactly capture Pimp's face! I know how hard that is to do! So, braVA, fellow portrait-painter! Connie

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  18. What a handsome boy. She caught his best side.

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  19. I'm so sorry they're both very handsome. Just a slip of the keys.

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  20. gretzky here, thank you very much Connie!

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  21. gretzky here- thanks everybody for the wonderful comments on my paintings! It was a joy to paint Pimp and Moo!

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