Rub My Belly – a commissioned portrait of Wilbur the cat.
This is the secret commission I was working on from October to before Christmas.
Acrylic on box canvas 20cm x 20cm. 2009. Sold.
Work in Progress
We start with my own cat Flyman showing a lot of interest in this painting of Wilbur – his nemesis who lives next door.
Here I am painting in the outline as the first stage. With small canvas I work on a board on my lap usually with my paints to my side if I can persuade the cat not to lie on them.
Outline completed which acts as a guide. The lines will be repainted at the end.
Couple of coats of base colour for body.
Working on the stripes.
More work on the sripes, light and shade.
Couple of coats on the background.
Background lightened a little to balance with Wilbur.
Pretty much finished just the signature and a couple of details to do.