The Art Club has hosted a couple of animal artists recently and this has pushed me towards trying my hand at painting pets. Of course Molly has been painted before but she is a difficult subject as her colouring doesn’t reflect light that much. Her eyes often get lost under her brows and some of her features hidden beneath her curly coat. So after her latest grooming session I thought it was a good opportunity to try painting her again.
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at painting a cat for a while but I’ve not had any references to work from. I was looking for specific attributes, such as posture, colouring, light and dark. I found the photo after much searching and paying the artist reference royalty fee. I love the composition and colouring of the cat plus the look in its eyes