Saturday, July 26, 2014

Caturday Art: Studio Emma Kaufmann

It has been a while since Cody and I participated in the Caturday Art Hop, hosted by Athena and Marie,  but we couldn't let another Caturday go by without telling you about a magically mystical portrait that was done for us by:

Emma's Pet Portraits

Click here to visit her website!
When Emma and I connected, she mentioned to me that she had become inspired by one of Cody's cat horoscope posts which led her to create a pastel portrait of "Mystical Cody," I think she was channeling Van Gogh that day!! Emma has named this:

"Starry Starry Cody"


The use of color, the movement, even the detail showing the texture of Cody's fur is just amazing!!!!  Emma captured Cody's signature "stare"  and the clear, green pools that are his eyes. The relaxing purple-pink-gray-lavender hues are peaceful and serene. This is definitely a favorite of mine, and I am blessed to have received it. I am still searching for the perfect frame, the dimensions of this portrait are (18x24), when I find it, it will be hung with pride in my office with the rest of my cat art.

I am beyond grateful to Emma for creating this ethereal portrait that I will cherish always.

About Emma:
This London City Chick swapped life in the fast lane for the slow pace of Baltimore, USA fourteen years ago. She  swapped crumpets for crab cakes and incessant rain for the Ravens and has never been happier!

Her pet portrait blog is Emma's Pet Portraits, she works in pastel or watercolor or other mediums on request.

Emma has also penned a hilarious book for the first year after giving birth called Cocktails at Naptime Cocktails at Naptime - A Woefully Inadequate Guide to Early Motherhood.

Click here for more info








82 comments:

  1. Our Mommy is in love with it. It's beautiful. We know this will bring you much joy in years to come.
    Emma's book looks like an adorable read and great baby shower gift!

    Happy Caturday, furriends.

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    1. OMC you are a GENIUS!! That WOULD make an excellent baby shower gift!!!! Hope you are having an "Easy" Sunday! xoxo

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  2. Very cool portrait! I believe I am following her on Facebook and always love the work she posts there. Everything is gorgeous!

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  3. PS - the owl book came a few days ago! Need to take some pics. Thanks again!

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  4. What an awesome portrait of Cody! I really love it!

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    1. thanks Sparkle! I do too, she really captured him!

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  5. I've come across Emma's art before. Just lovely.

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  6. That really is a gorgeous painting of Cody.....it totally captures him - his face/mouth and those beautiful green eyes. I love the style and colors.......she's very talented! She "captured" him so well.

    Pam

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    1. Thank you so much Pam! I completely agree, she really captured his expression beautifully and the style, colors, everything. I just love it!

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  7. That is a stunning portrait of Cody. Beautifully executed. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you!!! We agree! Hope you are having a great Sunday!!!

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  8. Very nice. We have met her already on Facebook.

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  9. Wow, Cody! Your portrait is BEAUTIFUL! :-) Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! :-D xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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  10. What a gorgeous painting. It is amazing. Emma is a truly talented person.

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  11. What a gorgeous painting of Cody, it suits him very well.

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  12. That is such a great painting of Cody. We like that a lot, for sure.
    Have a great day.

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  13. Oh wow! I love that Van Gogh painting and Emma did a superb job with Starry Starry Cody! Love it and can't wait to see a post when you finally find that perfect frame!

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    1. Thank you Deb! I do too!!!!! I might just have to resort to having a frame made, we will see!

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  14. Wow!!!! I really love that!!! Just beautiful!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. So beautiful. Love it. Enjoy your weekend.
    Sue B

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    1. thank you! I do too! You enjoy your weekend as well!

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  17. Lovely portrait of Cody! Thanks for featuring this artist, Caren and Cody!

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    1. thanks so much Janeson!!!! You are most welcome, she is sooo talented!

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  18. WOW, that is an awesome portrait of Cody! It really is dramatic, and captures his personality. :)

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    1. thank you! i think so too, she captured the "Cody stare"

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  19. That is a beautiful portrait of Cody she painted!

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  20. So beautiful!!! I love the Starry Starry Night inspiration!
    : )

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  21. A real beautiful portrait of a ... beautiful model !
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  22. Thanks so much for featuring the portrait of Cody. It was a pleasure to do it. Emma x

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    1. You are most welcome!!!!! It was my pleasure!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the portrait!!

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  23. That is a stunning painting!! I will have to go and check out the book too!! :)

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    1. thank you! We think so too! Oh I know! i was reading about the book and it sounds hilarious!

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  24. Dang Cody, that is simply stunning pal!

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  25. Looking good!! Hey we heard you weren't feeling your best - sending purrs to you buddy!

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    1. thank you! I am back to myself today! Love, Cody

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  26. What a wonderful piece! She did capture Cody, and PURRfectly, too. We love the treatment of his fur.

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    1. thank you! We love it! I know, the fur detail is just fabulous!

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  27. It looks great. Love the colors
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  28. I hope Cody is doing better than yesterday. I was in contact with Emma but she kinda made it clear that I’d have to pay for a drawing and when I saw her prices I laughed. That’s a gorgeous Starry Starry Cody.

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    1. thank you he is. I am thinking that Emma would have gladly worked with you. Being the daughter of an artist....an editorial cartoonist that was known world-wide (Ray Osrin), AND....considering that I was going to be an art major myself (and I used to draw voraciously) I don't think it is particularly polite to EVER say publicly that when you looked at an artist's prices you laughed. This wasn't done digitally which is what MANY so-called "artists" do nowadays (which comes down to plain old tracing)........there is a great deal of time invested as well as their talent and the cost of materials. I would never laugh at what one charges for their craft, which is a gift unique to them. I am sure if you had mentioned your financial situation to Emma she would have worked with you. You are entitled to your opinion but the lack of discretion in the comment greatly detracts from your point.

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  29. That is a super-fantastic painting of Cody! I am very glad to hear he is feeling so much better today, too! XOXOXO

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    1. thanks so much Spitty!!!! We love it too! Also thank you soooooo much (and your human) for your kind words and support on facebook when I was so sick. Love, Cody and Mom xoxo

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  30. That's beautiful!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  31. That's really beautiful, I love the colors. Have a nice Sunday!

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    1. aren't the colors just great? I agree! You have a nice Sunday as well!

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  32. That is a super duper bootiful portrait!

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  33. Emma is very talented, and she had a great subject to work with.

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    1. She is and i thank you!! That was sweet xoxo

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  34. She really did a beautiful job! I love pastel art and Cody looks awesome. It reminds me of the Cheshire cat in Wonderland. I'm happy that Cody is feeling better. ♥♥

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    1. she did, thank you! I agree with you, it reminds me of the Cheshire Cat too (he is one of my faves) Thanks so much about Cody, he is back to himself, thank goodness!

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  35. That's stunning!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  36. Wow, that is absolutely beautiful, how special!

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  37. what a lovely job she did.. it is beautiful and I know you will cherish that forever

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  38. AMAZING! That looks just like Cody. She did an incredible job.

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