I don’t really have many cat commissions and over the last few years, maybe have had just one or two. So there is not specific Gallery for cat pet portraits. Although I will upload pastel paintings of any I do paint in my blog.
Cat Pet Portraits
I think if I were to own a cat it would have to be the British Blue Shorthair, which actually does come in other colours. Another painting of a British Shorthair cat I had commissioned was a beautiful peachy cream colour.
The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat. They have such gorgeous fat chubby faces what are so endearing and cuddly. They are fiercely loyal and affectionate, therefore make great companions for those living on their own.
Cats are notoriously hard to photograph! With their independent nature and mind of their own it can sometimes be impossible. The trick is to wait for the right opportunity, and to have your camera ready!
Harvey was painting for a special 40th birthday surprise.
“It is brilliant. The detail you have on him is fantastic, you clever lady. I am so excited, I can’t wait to give it to her”.