Colorful Pet Portrait Gray and White Cat Painting

Completed on July 2, 2020, is a colorful pet portrait of a grey and white cat named Scooter. It is an acrylic painting on a 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas. The grey areas of the cat were created with mostly cool colors, like various shades of purple and blue. I also included a few brushstrokes of magenta, teal and mint green to keep it interesting.  Since grey is much lighter than black, I needed to make sure the colors were light enough to represent grey, and not too dark to be mistaken for black.  The white areas are represented with very light blue, light lavender, pale magenta, some mint green, and pale yellow for the shadows in the fur.  The background is a rainbow gradient with many brush strokes of adjacent colors. A larger version of this painting can be seen in my portfolio here: Colorful Pet Portrait – Scooter.

Scooter Pet Portrait Painting vs Photo

Scooter Pet Portrait Painting vs Photo

Here you can see a comparison of the painting with the photo reference.  I used a different photo of this cat as a reference for the eyes, where the cat was looking up a bit with her eyes more open. Overall it is very close to the photo in composition. She is laying on a couch, and I represented that with various shades of green, blue and purple tones over a grey base layer.

Scooter closeup

Scooter closeup

Above you can see a close up view of the cat painting.  You can see the brush strokes, details, and get a good view of the colors used.  You can also see the texture of the canvas.  It is unavoidable in lighter colored areas of paintings to have the canvas texture show through.  However, it really proves that this is a real painting on canvas.

If you like this painting of Scooter and want one of your own pet, please visit my Pet Portraits Commission page to learn about my process and see a list of prices and sizes.

This cat painting is also available in my online print stores as a fine art print and other home decor and gift products.  In my Pixels print store, you can purchase this artwork as a print on paper, canvas, metal, acrylic and wood, as well as a tapestry.  There are hundreds of options for framing.  You can also get tote bags, cell phone cases, fleece blankets, coffee mugs, throw pillows, shower curtains, beach towels, and more.

In my RedBubble store, this cat painting is available on many unique art products, such as jigsaw puzzles, clothing, vinyl stickers, magnets, coasters, acrylic blocks, comforters, clocks, face masks, and cooking aprons.