Cat Portraits in Soft Pastel

I’m a big cat fan.  I always said that when I bought my first house the first thing I would buy for the house would be a cat.  It turned out that the couple we bought the house from were leaving for Spain.  They didn’t want to take their cat!  We ended up buying a very expensive cat that came with a free house.

Here are some cat portraits I’ve painted so you get an idea of my painting style.

I use a number of photos to get your cat’s colouring as well as guidance from you in the final stages. Even quality photos don’t always pick up the correct colouring. To get a truly perfect portrait for you I always ask my clients about the colouring and never solely rely on the judgement of the camera. 

Your cat’s portrait can be any size but as cats are generally small creatures a head portrait could be 8×8 inches.  A full body 10×12 inches which is roughly A4 size. However, this will also depend on the personality and character of your cat and the presence you want the portrait to have in the room you decide to hang it. If you’d like me to paint your cat, follow my simple 3 step guide: how to commission a portrait.  Please send me a range of photos to choose from.  It really helps me to get to know your cat’s personality and unique markings.

 Find out how to commission a portrait with me here and you are welcome to phone me for an informal chat about your portrait. Tel: 07740 282399