Welcome to our latest Cat Oil Portrait of Mitzy. Helen commissioned a cat oil portrait of their family’s beloved cat called Mitzy. It was to be a surprise present for her husband. Sadly Mitzy has passed away and Helen and her family miss her dearly.
Mitzy resembled my grandmothers cat when I was a child who was also called Mitzy! So this was not only a special portrait for Helen, it bought back lovely memories for me of a wonderful cat — and a wonderful grandmother too.
14 x 11 was the perfect size for the cat oil portrait. Furthermore Helen asked if Nicholas could paint the photo in its entirety. Mitzy was laying on their table tennis table on a towel. Nicholas painted this, along with the bunting and window behind. It all worked beautifully. Even down to the ceiling colour, which with the lighting in the photo gave it almost a duck egg blue feel. Nicholas incorporated it into the painting as it set off Mitzy’s light coloured fur well. Here is the finished cat oil portrait of Mitzy, scroll down to read a wonderful email from Helen….
You can read an email from Helen below when she saw the final photo of the painting…
Hi Melanie and Nicholas, Oh my goodness, what a stunning portrait! I had tears in my eyes at how lifelike it is. Nicholas is a very talented man and we are so lucky to have had him capture to perfection our wonderful cat! The detail is unbelievable — even the reflection of the windows in Mitzy’s eyes, in fact the more I look at it the more detail I notice and I am in awe! Please pass on our heartfelt thanks for creating this stunning portrait that will be treasured for ever. And thank you too Melanie for the great emails organising the portrait and informing of its progress. Thank you again Helen
Cat Oil Portrait – In Detail
Here are a few photos of the cat oil portrait taken in our studio showing Nicholas and his paintbrush for scale. You can also see the amazing detail that has gone into Mitzy’s coat and whiskers, you can really feel that she is coming out of the portrait at us. Her eyes are beautiful!
Hi Melanie and Nicholas, Just a quick email to let you know that Mitzy arrived safely at 8.30 this morning! She looks even more stunning than in the photos and the frame is perfect. I can’t believe we have her here after seeing her only 2 days ago in your studio! Lovely secure packaging as well.
It was very emotional seeing our special cat taking pride of place on your website. It is lovely to see the progression of the portrait from start to finish. I will let you know how Andrew reacts when he opens his present on Christmas Day! I suspect there may be a few tears!
All the best to you, Nicholas and Lily. Helen
Oil Portrait – Framed
Continuing on from the duck egg blue colour in the oil portrait, the frame amazingly matched with the portrait beautifully. It could not have worked better and was the best frame choice!
Helen emailed when she saw the portrait framed and you can read her email below. We are of course delighted and it was so lovely working with Helen too.
Hi Melanie, Absolutely delighted with the frame! It finishes Mitzy’s portrait perfectly. The dot detail just adds something special without over powering it. It was a great choice by all. This portrait is a testament of what a special and unique cat she was. I’d like to thank you and Nicholas once again. You are both wonderful and talented people. With love Helen
Helen asked us to write Misty’s name on the portrait too which you can see on the left hand side. It works really well on the blue colour, likewise it stands out beautifully.
If you would also like a cat oil portrait to give as a surprise gift or just for you and your family, please do get in touch. Also visit our cat portraits section on our website to see more oil paintings of cats too. We hope you enjoyed seeing Mitzy’s portrait come to life here and we look forward to working with you soon!
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