I’m finally back from my vacation and we had such a great time in Slovenia! For the first time in many years, I actually felt sad about leaving. When we arrived to Slovenia after a 23 hour drive, we got the surprise of the year! The family secretly renovated our entire house! We just couldn’t believe it, what a 40th birthday surprise for my husband!

Today I finally started up on TigerLily’s oil painting and took a few photos of the initial sketch. The sketch is created with acrylics actually, mixed with allot of water. I love to use pencil and then acrylics for my sketch, next stage will be blocked in with oils though.

I wanted to start up with the oils today, however since I will paint the base soft and painterly I will have to do everything in one session. I simply need more time than I had left today. It will be so much fun, I’m really looking forward to it!

Sketch cat oils on canvas

Initial sketch of cat TigerLily in Oils

Sketch cat oils on canvas

Initial sketch of cat TigerLily in Oils