Saturday, June 14, 2014

Cat Art: Maxwell in Pastel

Today, our entry into the Cat Art Blog Hop showcases someone else's art.

We've known Joan Nardozzi, the owner and creative talent behind Zaziart, for over 5 years. She was one of our very first friends, back when Ryker began sassing humans on Twitter in 2009!

And she recently created a portrait of Maxwell that we've fallen for in a big way.


Because everyone's monitor is set a bit differently and we want you to see how very strokable Maxie's fur is in the pastel portrait, we've saved the photograph using two different brightness/contrast settings.


Even the best of photographs don't do pastels like this justice. The texture is exquisite and requires a deft hand to accomplish. 

Joan also donates a portion of her revenue to helping homeless pets. 

If you're in the market for a pet portrait, we highly recommend her.

And if you're looking for other Cat Art this weekend, join the Cat Art Hop at this link here!

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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful, can only imagine it in person and how it would be.

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  2. That is so exquisite. It looks just like Maxwell. What a prized possession. Thank you so much for sharing. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  3. Wonderful, such a talent. We love it too. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Bootiful! Mom took a class in pastels and is "squeeing" over da furs AND whiskers, wot an amazing artist to be able to do dis "very difficult" medium. And now Maxie has some spare furs should he ever need 'em. *wink*

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  5. What a gorgeous portrait!!! ...as handsome as Maxie!
    Pastels are a beautiful medium...tough to work with though! Joan did a fabulous job.
    : )

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  6. Oh, how wonderful! Pastels really do give that extra-soft look.

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  7. That is just lovely. What a talented and nice friend!

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  8. I am with everyone else, that is STUNNING!

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  9. That's really beautiful work! Joan's so talented!

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  10. What a beautiful portrait! Wes LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  11. Wow, what an awesome pastel portrait of Maxwell! It's gorgeous.

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  12. Beutiful pastel portrait of Maxwell !
    XOXO

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  13. It is beautiful. You feel that you could put your hand right into the fur and stroke it.

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  14. A lovely portrait of a lovely kitty!

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  15. Very talented artist, and very beautiful Maxwell!

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  16. I LOVE Joan’s work. I won a drawing from her at one of the first Pawpawties I attended. It still hangs over Pop’s computer desk. She does good work.

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  17. Mommy wants to pet Maxwell EVEN MORE, now! What a gorgeous portrait, Joan captured Max's "Maxness" wonderfully.

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  19. Love this pastel work, what a beautiful piece of art and a wonderful memento of baby Maxwell.

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  20. That's a beautiful portrait ! Pastel is so hard to work, wow ! Purrs

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  21. What's that over there??!?! *points in some random direction*

    *nabs portrait and runs away*

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