How to paint a short haired cat

I was commissioned to paint Gumdrops the cat for fellow blogger, Kate. I thought it would look really striking on a tall thin canvas, walking proudly, tail in the air.

To Create a painting of a short haired cat, you will need:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Large flat paintbrushes
  • Small rounded brushes
  • Play mat
  • Water
  • Palette (or foil case)
  • Canvas (I used 75cm x 30 cm)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Photo to copy.

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Gumdrops was posted off to Gibraltar, and has safely arrived with the proud owner.
I got this lovely email, which just makes my work SO worthwhile!

“I’ve collected Gumdrops the painting and he’s wonderful! .. you’ve really captured his essence .. thank you so much for all the skill, care and attention you’ve put into this lovely painting :)”

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4 thoughts on “How to paint a short haired cat

  1. Amazing! Fascinating to see how Gumdrops the painting was created. We are so pleased with the result. So lovely to be greeted by him as we walk in just like he always used to. Thank you Imi again and again 🙂

  2. What beautiful work, Imi. Gumdrops looks like he could walk right off that canvas. I really like the gallery slideshow so I can see the step by step process.
    Now your work is spanning the globe!

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