This is a painting I completed before Christmas. It was commissioned as a Christmas gift. The kittens in the portrait are Sebastian, the tabby kitten and Belle, the black and white kitten. I worked from two separate reference photographs provided by the client. I placed both cats into one composition with some simple shading, using mostly the background from Sebastian’s photo.

two kittens painting

The portrait is 20 x 30 cm in size painted on fine grain cotton canvas. I worked with acrylics. I scanned the painting when finished and took some photographs of the canvas too.