I’ve continued to work on this lovely pet oil portrait and managed to create two new stages to blog about. This is an oil painting of Scottish fold cat “Elseph” in size 10″x12″, so not that large. Even though it’s not large, the completed portrait will still have all the qualities like any larger painting.

I have been creating the first dark layer, as I work from dark to light this layer is very important to do right. The two photos you see are only 4 hours of work apart, so allot is happening at this stage.

I will now wait for this layer to dry in order to continue. I’ve done a great preparation for the next stages in line. Sometimes it’s even fun for me to see how the portraits literally come more and and more to life by each stage. This block-in stage look quite plain and dull compared to the first dark stage here.

Scroll down to see both stages.

pet oil portrait

Scottish fold cat / Block-in stage

pet oil portrait

Scottish fold cat / Block-in stage

pet oil portrait

Scottish fold cat / First dark stage

pet oil portrait

Scottish fold cat / First dark stage

View this this cat’s sketching stage here