Tabby & White in Acrylics

I found my acrylic paints and brushes and decided to give them a go! I’m rusty with acrylics, but am glad that I did this painting! Acrylics are great for their easy clean-up and fast drying. When switching to acrylics after spending the last few years exclusively with oils, the differences were obvious. The first thing […]

In praise of drawing, and is using the grid “cheating”?

Being able to accurately represent proportions and angles in an image (otherwise known as drawing) is a skill that many of us need to strengthen. Inaccurate drawing can ruin an otherwise good painting. My own drawing skills disclaimer: Probably about 95% of the time, I just dive on in and start “drawing” on canvas (as evidenced […]

Grey Kitty – Value Study & Limited Palette

I just finished this painting (it’s still wet on the easel!) but wanted to post it here immediately. It’s been my intent to include this painting as one of the “projects” in the planned book about how to paint cats. I’m not sure what chapter would be best for it. I’m not entirely sure the […]

FIRST UPDATE: Thoughts and ideas: What I have planned for the Painting Cats Book

Well, I have to start putting some content on this blog, now don’t I? BACK STORY I’ve already got a little self-published book on Amazon with my cat paintings. (It was mostly a collection of my paintings with a few pages at the end with tips and advice for artists.) I sent a copy to […]