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Pounce as ART

post #1 of 17
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On 4/5/04, Pounce and I did our long-awaited school visit with our TruckerBuddy class of fifth-graders in Monroe, Connecticut.

During the visit, I was presented with a lovely oil-on-canvas portrait of Pounce - done by the teacher's teenage son/artist, based on a picture I had captured in January.

This digicam shot doesn't do it justice - it is quite excellent. The first time I've had "a picture worthy of a painting" actually get turned into one.
LL
post #2 of 17
Wow what a wonderful painting of Pounce!!!!


Actually the artist is very talented - cats are hard to capture and the artist has to have a real nack for it!!!
post #3 of 17
Thats brilliant!! You lucky thing
post #4 of 17
Wow, thats really lovely
post #5 of 17
At first, I thought it was a photograph.

Awesome!!
post #6 of 17
WOW how wonderful and it looks great
post #7 of 17
Pounce is a beautiful kitty and that's a beautiful painting of him.

Lisa & Sash
http://pages.ivillage.com/lisalee992 (Sash's website)
post #8 of 17
What a talented young man. That is an absolutely stunning painting of your beautiful Pounce! It must be one of the most special presents you have ever received!
post #9 of 17
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Yup, it does rank as pretty special among gifts I've received in my life. I expect it'll make a nice companion on the wall, to a portrait of myself done a few years ago.

And just to clarify, Pounce is a SHE - and she is 100% woman!

As I understand it, the young artist is naturally gifted with the talent. A few years ago, the family tried getting him advanced training - but he clashed with teachers on the fineries of technique, and found that formalized training just hindered him. It was finally decided the money would be better spent on materials for him to polish doing it his way - a wise decision, I think.

He did this painting over the course of several days, using a good digicam shot I had caught in January as a guide. You can examine the original shot, which is on my website, and gauge the degree of artistic interpretation here.

And I understand he is available to do more, for a fee. A painting this size, about 14x20 roughly, runs in the $50-$60 range. Like all young men, he needs to convert talent into moolah to entertain the girlfriend.......
post #10 of 17
Wow, that is an excellent picture I would love to have one of Amber
post #11 of 17
wow!! that is a great picture....I wish we all could have that done at the cat site.....
post #12 of 17
That's an amazing painting!
post #13 of 17
Great picture! I'm so jealous of anyone artistic - The best I can manage without computer aided help is stick figures I would LOVE to get one done of Jeepers(my little princess ) Do you think he'd ship to the UK for me? Does he take credit cards or paypal, postal/money orders?
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by jeeperscat
Great picture! I'm so jealous of anyone artistic - The best I can manage without computer aided help is stick figures I would LOVE to get one done of Jeepers(my little princess ) Do you think he'd ship to the UK for me? Does he take credit cards or paypal, postal/money orders?
I can sympathize with that jealousy. The closest I come to any artistic talent, is in my Writing and my Photography........and that, of course, depends upon whom you ask.

Several have expressed an interest in having paintings done by this young artist - and when I can get his Mom, who is no fan of e-mail, to answer hers and provide some contact info, then I'll pass it along.
post #15 of 17
Thanks
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Clemmie
Several have expressed an interest in having paintings done by this young artist - and when I can get his Mom, who is no fan of e-mail, to answer hers and provide some contact info, then I'll pass it along.

OK - It's been a while in coming (as the lady has apparently been away on a Cruise), but we FINALLY have contact info for those interested in having paintings done.

Simply direct your inquiries through the artist's mother, at shirleya4@juno.com

Might be a good idea to put "Art Inquiry" in the subject line, so it doesn't get mistakenly swept away with the junk mail. Also take note that she doesn't check the e-mail daily, so it could take a bit to get a response.
post #17 of 17
Cool! Thanks
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