When you start a painting with an outstanding subject, how can you not make a beautiful work? This regal cat belongs to a friend who commissioned me to paint her pet. His fur and markings really make him magnificent, and I enjoyed creating his coat. In painting his eyes, I wanted to bring out their brilliance against the softness of his furry face. Glazing dark layers into the background helped add to Ralphie’s presence and personality.
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Purchase: private collection