Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mario Recommends and Saturday Blog Hop

Paintings by Lou Belcher (@MaxTheQuiltCat's mom at


Hi Pals,

Have you seen my new portrait done by Lou Belcher (@MaxTheQuiltCat's mom:  Here it is:


We are so excited about this because M said she really captured my personality too in addition to the coloring.  Just look at that fine detail!   Lou is an artist and a writer living in Florida and we've been Twitter and Blog  buddies  forever (well, okay - not forever, but at least 5 years now).

Lou started the month of January with a challenge to herself to do a painting a day of a cat.   She has now painted 31 kitties since issuing that challenge, and we are so proud of her for doing the challenge and meeting it.

Lou has decided to paint kitties again for February for anyone who wishes to buy the painting.  But, she won't be painting at the hectic pace of doing one a day.   Cat's only for now tho.  She will have a special price of $40 + shipping.  These are great 6" x 6"  x 1 1/4" canvases, without frames, as the canvas  has a wide, approximately 1 1/4" wrap on the sides, top and bottom, allowing her to paint on that 1 1/4" surface too.  Thus no frame is needed.  M says she really likes these canvasses and has a picture like that painted by D.   No frame is needed which cuts down on the expense considerably and looks lovely on the wall.

So, Mariodacat (he he - me) recommends you go over and see Max's bloggy and then visit her art gallery where she has January's portraits posted.   Tell your humans to think about getting your portrait painted.   You'll probably never see a price like this again as her time and quality of work is worth so much more than what she is charging.

Now head over to MaxTheQuiltCat's Blog then check out her gallery where she has the kitty pictures posted:  http://loubelcher.fineartsstudioonline.com  If you wish to contact Lou please do so at MaxTheQuiltCat:   Maxthequiltcat AT gmail DOT com

It's Saturday - YAY - Blog Hop Time.  Our special thanks to Two Little  Cavaliers for hosting the  blog hop this week.    Please join us and meet new friends.

Mario






24 comments:

Marg said...

Lou did a painting of our Two Two and it was terrific too. Lou really does such a good job on the paintings and we love that one of Mario. Hope all of you have a terrific week end.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Thanks so much Mario... Wonderful post.

hugs, Max, Bugsy, and Knuckles

Brian said...

All of those paintings were fantastic and yours was very special Mario. We enjoyed following along and seeing who was next!

Simba said...

Mario, all the paintings were special, but yours was our favorite!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

That's a beautiful picture!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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

That's a beautiful painting, Mario!

Purrs,
The Chans

Oz the Terrier said...

Mario: that is a fine painting of you. We loved seeing all the cats that HH painted during the 30/30 challenge. *whispers* We are waiting for HH to start painting dogs too. BOL

animal lover, quilt lover said...

WOW a beautiful painting of you Mario!!! I really like it a lot!!!!!
She is really good!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Those paintings were so nice, I decided to let her paint MY picture.

Deb Barnes said...

What a lovely painting of you and such a talented artist!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

we love your painting and we LOVE the one that HH did of Cody, we pawchased ours too!!! HH is the best!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I love the painting of you, Mario... and I like the painting of me too, actually! :)

Beth said...

The painting of you is beautiful Mario!

Tamago said...

Wow your painting is very beautiful! It's got your lovely smile :-)

GizmoGeodog said...

Lou's paintings are wonderful...each cat painting has a personality of its own...just a bit sad that she's only doing cats right now...Momz would jumpat having her paint my portrait

BeadedTail said...

Lou is very talented and the painting she made of you is pawesome! We love your pink nose!

JessieJaney said...

OMC Lou has captured your handsomeness purrfect xxx's

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Mario! That is a terrific painting! A couple years ago Nellie and Kozmo's mommy painted ME and I hang right over the Human's desk where I can keep an eye on her even when I am napping.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great paintings. We may get Pops to ask for one of us to get a painting.

CATachresis said...

That is such a wonderful portrait of you Mario! I will have to smile at the Staff a lot this week until she gives in and asks Lou to do one of me!! Love Austin x

Boris Kitty said...

*HUGS* U iz too cute!

I still finks dat pikshur would be betterer iffen I were in it wif u. MOL

meowmeowmans said...

Mario, that is a great painting of you! Lou painted Moosey, too, and we liked it so much that the Dad bought it and put it up in his office. :)

Hugs!

Nerissa said...

That's a really, really BEAUTIFUL portrait of you. Really, REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

And more good news... You've just gotta come on over to my blog today 'cause there's a special little somethin' waitin' for you over there. purrs

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I think there are gremlins in blogger. I know I left comments on your posts and others but I go back and nothing So sorry. Your portrait is so nice! I am getting one done by Nellie's Mom and we can't wait to see it! Pwats, Savvannah