April 20th 2012



Yesterday, I made a delivery.


I'd been asked by John and Juli, (of Mjölk), to do a commission of their two cats.  I had a lot of fun coming up with the idea for this painting.  First off, their cats are beautiful, and were a lot of fun to paint.  But I also wanted to include something in the painting that was very personal to them, so I chose to include their beautiful Berber rug that they acquired while thrifting in Scandinavia.  I thought it was beautifully designed and would be a lot of fun to replicate.  Truth-be-told, it wasn't always fun to paint.  It was quite difficult because, as you can see, there's a fair bit of detail in it.  I'm so happy with the finished project though!


I just finished work on another project with them that I'm excited to show very soon!

14 comments:

  1. Melinda,

    this might be the most beautiful thing you've ever painted.

    xo
    Anthony

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    1. Aww, thanks Tony! (You love nice rugs!)
      I'm so glad you like it. xox

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    1. Thanks Rhya! I've been admiring your drawings, (via Instagram!), lately! xo

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  3. you are so so amazing. its fantastic.

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  4. Can't wait to get it back from the framer! Thank you for the special deliveries!

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    1. Is it there already? Yay! You're welcome! Enjoy! xox

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  5. amazing! the end result is perfect! I can't wait to see it in person! I love Isha, she is SO pretty and has such a cute personality (love how she looks like she's always going to sit on the baby!). I wish I had the pleasure of meeting Grover!

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    1. She is! She's such a sweet cat. It was cute; when they opened the painting, they showed it to her. She showed little interest, but we all know she liked it! haha

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  6. This is wonderful, Melinda! I love seeing your brilliant work always! xoxo

    :D

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    1. Thank you Charlyn! I hope I'll get to see you soon! It's been ages. xox

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  7. It's really amazing Melinda!
    I remember when they brought this rug home and I love that you included it.

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    1. Thank you! I knew it was something they cherished, so I thought it was a good fit. So glad you like it!

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