Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Goober Art

Merv and I are at it again. My hooman girl is all wrapped up in some Hairy Potty book this weekend (she's a geek), so we have been left to our own devices for entertainment. Merv has been on my back about posing for him for a portrait (he works in oils and watercolors), and this weekend was as good as any.

Merv does not like to be distracted while in the throes of his creative process. Here is a rare photo I snapped of him in his studio. (I have no idea where he got that moustache).

The likeness between him and Salvador Dali is frightening!

He has done several pieces based on my one sitting. He is very proud of this particular rendering of my countenance. It is a nod to his impressionist leanings. (It's an original - see his signature in the corner)?

He has a couple of others that are more Modernist renditions. (He was at his easel for hours while I sat naked, cold, and unmoving in his studio). Maybe he'll let me share those with you at another time.



Stanley said...

Hey, Everydog and Girl Girl!

Kudos and much love to my second fave hooman (after my girl), Aunty Darla for her Photoshop editorial stylings. (I promised to give her artistic credit for her work - my girl is hopeless with Photoshop).

Goober love,

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Stanny...
That picture is the bestest!!! Merv is so talented. My Mom is reading Hairy Potter too...she's practically ignoring me right now. Hey, now's as good a time as any, maybe I should come and visit you? How far away IS Kansas from California..not too far right, I can be home before dinner???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Maggie said...

What a talent Merv is! That picture of you is just too awesome Stanley!
My mom has never read Harry Potter so I don't have to share her with any old book! I do feel for you though! Hopefully this is a large print slim book!

Love ya lots,

Asta said...

I'm awed by Merv's awtistic skills!!!He's a twue master(and your picture of him in his awtists gawb is pwetty tewwific too)
I hate to think of you shivewing in the cold and not being able to wiggle while he's painting you..if you were my model, we would have fwequent wawming smoochy bweaks, heheheh
You're GOWGEOUS!, sigh ,my heawt is weally beating fast
smoochie kisses, your FB Asta

Putter said...

What awesome art work Stanley! The impressionist is particularly coolest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Ume said...

hi Stan,
dats a pawsome pawtrait of Merv in his artistic realm! n the pawtrait of u is definitely worth all the shiverings u had to endure.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stanley.
Great picture. Merv is very talented!
Many of our friends know about that Harry Potter book and its effect on their humans!
Have a good night

Sparky said...

I love that picture of you! And that's a great picture of Merv. He's got real talent!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh Merv sure is very talented in ART.
I've never read harry potter before, is it nice?

Joe Stains said...

wow how artsy!! I have heard of this hairy potty!

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow, what a great team Merv and Aunty Darla make. I think these arteorks will be in demand from galleries across the globe.

Oscar x

Amber-Mae said...

Merv is a very talented artist! I'm not into Harry Potter books nor is my mommy. Coz I can;t read & usually I need my mommmy's help to read it & explain to me what it means line by line. But she's not! I'd love to know what's sooo great about Harry Potter. Why's everybody sooo crazy over him?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I may just have to get myself a cat.

Bussie Kissies

Peanut said...

Oh man Mervi is so talented. YOu should sell him off for lots of money.

coco said...

wow, merv's artistic abilities know no limits!! of course, whenever you are his subject, how can he possibly go wrong?!

wiggly licks, coco

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow! I can tell competition for Nanook's contest is going to be intense! These are great pictures!

Suki said...

My Mom is an idiot when it comes to photoshop, too! We always have to ask Ruby's Mom, Michele, for help ;)

I'm so sorry that your girl is reading that silly Potty book. It seems every hooman has forgotten about their responsibilites to us doggies!

Oh, and I love the painting! Your Merv is SO talented!

Many Puggy kisses xoxo

Tofu Burger said...

Stan my Man! How you been bud? Merv is very talented... and is he *ahem* a C-A-T?

Mom says she missed me tons, loved China, got food posioning tho, but lost 7lbs-- all in all a great GREAT trip! She says the stair master at home has got nothing on the Great Wall!!


Anonymous said...

You mom too??? That book!!! I told Ruby we need to band together and do something about it! My mom is obsessed with that Potter guy!

Ike said...

Merv is an excellent artist. I wonder if he could do a portrait of my cats?

Boo said...

stanley, did you dye merv's moustache to black?

wet wet licks


PreciOus said...

It looks just like the real! Merv is one talented cat thou I still can't believe my eyes. Ok ok, I'm bias against cats. Geez.


fee said...

it's hairy potty again! but hoo's complaining. if not for potty, we would never have found out about merv's talents! any plans for a mobile gallery? you could come here and i'll help sell tickets!

fee said...

o, and i'm one year and eight months, methinks.

Tadpole said...

Wow! Impressive!

I love that picture of Merv working... he imitates the best! :-)

Faya said...

You and Merv just look so funny ! Kiss, Faya

Balboa & Mommy said...

ARt is so cool.

Frenchie Snorts

Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

Such talented animals (and humans)!! Love the art work :)


Jackson said...

Merv is one talented dude! His likeness to Dali is uncanny! J x

Casper said...

Love the impressionist one ! Totally Pawsome!!!