Sunday, September 28, 2014

Suzette McIntyre's Painting of Katie Cat

Artist/Photographer Suzette McIntyre owns a studio and gallery in Windsor, Colorado. Boardwalk Gallery features showings for other artists as well as Suzette's works. I might never have found this talented lady if she hadn't become a member of Northern Colorado Writers, so thanks to NCW and Director Kerrie Flanagan for putting me in touch with so many wonderful creative people throughout the area.

Now back to the original story. I visited Suzette's gallery one day for a meeting, and while there, fell in love with a painting called "White Out." It reminded me of cold white winters back on the farm in Illinois. I couldn't get it out of my mind after I went home, so I took another little ride over to Windsor and bought that painting for my office.

While I was there, I saw one of the pet paintings Suzette does from photographs. Inspiration struck. My husband had a birthday coming up, and he's even more attached to Katie Cat than I am. I talked to Suzette about doing some magic for us, if I could only get a good photo of Katie. I went to work with the camera and finally got this one.


When it was almost time for my husband's birthday, I made arrangements to go down and pick up the painting. It took my breath away. Happily, Suzette gave me permission to display a photo of the painting. I have a couple of angles to show you.

The painting is 11 x 14 and finished so it can be hung with or without framing.

If a client wants the picture to be warm and fuzzy, he can provide a little bagful of fur from brushing or trimming and have the real thing incorporated into the artwork.

There's a contact form on Suzette's website if you want to get in touch with her or find out her prices. She's on Facebook too. We're tickled pink with our Katie painting....and I'm still in love with my "White Out" painting, too. Suzette does beautiful work.

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that is an amazing painting! What did your husband think of it?

Mason Canyon said...

What an awesome painting, so realistic. Suzette is an amazing artist. But then, she did have a perfect model in Katie Cat. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Alex -- Bill loves it. He hung it in the living room so we see it every day.

I was very impressed with her work, Mason. And the painting of our Katie almost seems 3-D the way her face stands out from the background. We love it.

Angela said...

That is incredibly impressive--and, of course, Katie was a great model.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Angela, you'd laugh if you knew how long it took me to get a photo for Suzette to use. It was a lot like taking photos of your chickens. :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to get a painting of Calvin and Hobbes. (Rocko and Spunky would be difficult since they are all black.)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I wonder if Suzette has done any all black critters. I can see it might be difficult. You ought to contact her and ask about that, Diane, just for fun.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Lovely--and what a wonderful present for your hubby!

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, Pat, that's just beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'll bet your husband was thrilled!

pam2spicy said...

Pat, it's a fabulous painting of Katie. I'm thinking about gathering photos of my 4 cats and having Suzette paint them. What a nice surprise for Bill.

John Paul McKinney said...

Pat, we have a painting Suzette did of a farm scene; Kathy and I treasure it. You'll continue to grow more and more attached to the beautiful painting of Katie Cat.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat - what a great picture of Katie, the cat, and I'm so happy your hubby has hung his birthday present in pride of place - that's such good news ...

Cheers to you three! Hilary

Suzette said...

Thanks for the post Pat. You are an absolute joy to work with, not to mention Katie Cat!

Keep up the great writing, the world needs you.