Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cool Paintings

Hi Kitties!

We were going to blog about awards today, but we wanted to show you some paintings Gracie's niece, Olive, did of Oui Oui.

Olive paints in Photoshop, and was at a real disadvantage cause of the mom's lousy low res phone photos.  We know you know all about our mom's photographic talents, but we are sure it was a real surprise to Olive!  Hee, hee!  She took it in stride like a true trooper.  But you can see, fighting the odds, she did a great job anyway.

The mom wanted something the Girl could have while she was away at collich to remind her of home and of her sweet kitty waiting for her there.  You probably know how small dorm rooms are, so space is at a real premium.  And the Girl is working now, so she can't come home as much as she used to.

Here are the paintings along with the originals:



 The mom has a series of Oui Oui in this pose, taken over a span of a couple years.  Silly girl loves to bask in sun puddles like this.  Its a typical Oui-ism, as no other kitty the mom has had has ever sun bathed lounging upright.

 Oui Oui's relaxed contentment shows in her painting and we love the Impressionistic feel Olive's painting has.



 Can you tell Oui Oui & the Girl are special?  You can see the love in Olive's painting and the tight cropping makes it intimate.



 Here's our old header!  Miss Oui looks mysterious and captivating, none of that was lost in the painting.

We love how Olive captured the essence of the photos yet made them unique.  She did a great job of cropping too, each looks well proportioned and balanced.

Since they are digital we can size them as we like, when we print them out.  The mom has worked in a couple framing shops and she'd like to frame them, but she's unsure of what technique she is going to use.  Time to get out her framing tools!

Thanks, Olive!  You did a great job and we are so happy.  Thank you for turning them around so quickly too.  The Girl will be excited to have these little mementos of home.  You have brought smiles to all our faces.  Purrs & may your holidays be bright!


We ordered Oui's portrait through the recent auction on CB.  But if you like them, you can order from Gracie as well.  Just visit Gracie!


We have received nothing in return for our post.  In fact, Olive & Gracie don't even know we wrote it.

24 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

These are pawsome! Excellent work. Have a great Wednesday. xoxo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

These are pawsome! (Oops, I see PP already said this, but when he's right, he's right.)

And I must say I am still recovering from that view of Miss Oui Oui's tum yesterday XOXOXO

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Great works by Ollie! She did an excellent one for MoMo a while ago and it is on our blog's sidebar.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I love these - they're very evocative! My human is learning how to paint and sketch with Photoshop, and is having a lot of fun with it.

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Wow. They really look like they were painted too. Olive did a great job.
Hugs!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Beautiful! We especially like the first one!

Purrs,
The Chans

Marg said...

Olive does a great job and what fun to have those paintings while away at college. We like those a lot. Have a great day.

Cherry City Kitties said...

What a great, creative idea! Way to make lemonade from lemons Olive!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

FURKIDSMOM said...

Great paintings! Olive is a very talented artist!!

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

The mom had Olive do pictures of us a couple of years ago too. They are great!! The mom printed them out so she could frame them. Hey, thinking about it now, she hasn't done that yet! What's up?? We gotta get that done!!

We love your pictures!

Pat Hatt said...

Those are excellent, a wonderful job.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

So glad that you are happy with your photo shop purrrtraits by my niece, Olive. She is so talented and these painting certainly capture her subject with their beauty.
The purrrtraits cannot be order right now. We like to support the auction by offering these fine paintings. If you are interested you can let me know via email and then I can let you know when they are available at auction time. They can be yours for a donation of $5.00 at the auction. If there is an interest we will put them on the block once again.

Marilia said...

Wow!!!!!! BeautifuL!

Brian said...

Those are very, very pretty!!!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those are really very well done!

meowmeowmans said...

PAWSOME! Great job by Olive to capture sweet Oui Oui's expressiveness and beauty. :)

Cole Cat said...

Beautiful paintings! Olive is so talented! Purrs....from your friends at Colehauscats.com

da tabbies o trout towne said...

olive's werk shuld be in a mew seum oui....theeze paintingz look eggs act lee like ewe...its amazing her haz that kinda talentz !!! grate job olive !!!

Julie Baugh said...

Like them all, but particularly the last one, it captures Oiu Oiu's personality.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL paintings! Olive is truly talented and her work of art is so beautiful! We love all the paintings :) Oui Oui and you look PAWSOME!
Sherlock,Ash and Traveler

ABBY said...

Oh they capture Oui Oui so purrfectly such works of art cat and painting!

Tamara McRill said...

Olive gets five paws for an awesome job!

CCL Wendy said...

Yes Olive did a marvelous job! They actually look like impressionist paintings.

Have you thought of opening up a virtual gallery?

GreatGranny said...

Wonderful job, love the paintings.