Friday, January 11, 2019

Marv's Human Barb Kowalik . . .

is Da Bomb as the Human's teen-aged students used to say back in the day (but now when the Human says it, she just sounds like an old dork).

But look! Feast your eyes upon my Lord Chancellor, FritzieFritzie's camera-shy dad, and his fine portrait painted by the above-mentioned Barb.

You may notice that His Majesty features rather UNprominently in this masterwork, which was painted from a picture in which Yours Truly appeared on Fritzie's computer screen. 

Is it possible Fritzie was committing an act of treasonOh, surely not! He was simply caressing my little heady. Right?

13 comments:

Megan said...

Well, I must agree that that is an excellent portrait of the Lord Chancellor, but I'm quite disturbed by the fact that your face - the face of the king! - has been covered up by a wayward paw.

That said, Fritzie can't be blamed - since it's a painting of his paw, rather than his actual paw. Barb may have simply created that part of the portrait from her imagination. She may also have been artistically challenged by the prospect of rendering your illustrious face adequately and needed to cover it up with something. Or she may even have been mindful of the feelings of Fritzie's humans and figured that if your face was included in the painting, then no one would ever really look at dear Fritizie - we'd all be focussing on you, the King.

So, I suspect that your very generous interpretation - that Fritzie was showing his respect by patting your head - is probably the one to go with. Doesn't matter if it's true or not: it provides a worthy explanation of the facts and builds harmony amongst all the parties involved. An especially elegant solution, Spitty. Just what we'd expect from you.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

The newly-risen always want the last step up in rank. And that's yours... Beware.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I really do love this painting!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Barb is very talented and that is a beautiful painting. Of course the painting is about Fritzie, and I think the paw on your head is to show his thanks for your joining him there.

Katie Isabella said...

Yes...yes! Yes, that's it. That's it, Spitty!

Katie Isabella said...

It's a beautiful painting and all of her paintings are. She should do that for a living. Have a gallery, And I mean that.

Brian said...

That is such a beautiful painting, seriously!

The Whiskeratti said...

She has amazing talent, we agree. But as far as Fritzie... oh my. What IS he thinking???

Kitties Blue said...

Barb is truly talented. This is a marvelous painting (even though it is not Marv). We are certain Fritzie had no cruel intentions toward you, Spitty. Just giving you a little love pat on the head. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great painting. Marv's mom is so talented. Of course, it would have been improved if we could see your handsome face in it.

Pam and Teddy said...

Miss Barb is such a fabulous artist....really...love that painting and I'm SURE that Fritzie was simply pointing out that you did NOT have your crown on!

Hugs, Teddy

Marv said...

Dear Mr Spitty,
Mom tells me that You are the King! And the King Must appear in the paintings of his loyal subjects, which is why you are in the painting of Fritzie!
And Mom is honored by all the wonderful comments about her dabblings.
Purrs
Marv

meowmeowmans said...

It's lovely, Spitty! Mom Barb is an amazing artist!