This painting is a portrait of a longhaired gray tabby cat named “Averie”. It was completed on February 12, 2021. It is an acrylic painting on a 8″ x 10″ stretched canvas. The cat is painted with soft pastel rainbow colors on a vibrant sunset background. The background is a gradient blend of warm violet, magenta, red, and orange. The colors in the cat are primarily light and dark purples and blues, with touches of magenta, teal, yellow, and hot pink. The mostly cool colors of the cat contrast with the warm colors of the background, and are complementary. The eye color was left natural, which was a pale yellow with some light brown around the pupils and pale green around the outside edge. You can see a larger version of this painting in my Portfolio Gallery.
I typically use a lot of greens and blues in my background, and I wanted to try something different. I rarely use warm colors (red, orange, yellow) in my backgrounds, and I thought that this would provide a nice contrast to the subject. I really like this color scheme and would like to use it more often in my future portraits. The photos of this longhaired tabby cat had a lot of detail in the fur texture, which was fun to re-create on the canvas. I used a size 10 round pointed tip brush to get the fur details.
The orange, red, and hot pink are created with fluorescent paints, of which the orange does not translate well to a digital scan of the artwork. Thus, the artwork is more colorful in real life than it appears on the monitor. But this scan is a fairly accurate representation of the actual painting.
If you really like this painting of Averie, and want one of your own pet, then please visit my Pet Portraits Commission Page to learn more about the process, and see the price list.
Art Prints, Home Decor and Gifts
This unique artwork is available in my online store as a wall art print, home decor, and may other products. This artwork would make a great gift for anyone who loves or owns a longhaired tabby cat. Please visit the stores below to see all the fabulous products! All of my pet portraits are made available as art prints and products in my stores by default by popular request of the owners.
FineArtAmerica – High Quality Wall Art and Home Decor
For unique wall art options and and home decor products, please visit my FineArtAmerica/Pixels store. Choose from many wall art options, including as giclee paper prints with the option for framing, stretched canvas prints, polyester wall tapestries, and prints on metal, wood and acrylic. Each print type comes with many options to choose from.
Also available are home decor products such as fleece throw blankets, sherpa blankets, duvet covers, shower curtains, beach and bath towels, throw pillows, and coffee mugs. Other products which make great gifts include cell phone cases, jigsaw puzzles, tote bags, greeting cards, spiral notebooks, face masks, and t-shirts in this store.
RedBubble Store – Beautiful Apparel and Gifts
In my RedBubble store are unique gifts and products for purchase for yourself or a loved one. There are many wall art options, dozens of apparel choices, home decor items such as acrylic blocks, bath mats, wall clocks, coaster sets, comforters, duvet covers, fleece throws, shower curtains, throw pillows, floor pillows, travel mugs, water bottles, and fridge magnets. Other products which make fantastic gifts include die-cut vinyl stickers, laptop skins and sleeves, iPad and iPhone cases, postcards, greeting cards, drawstring bags, pin back buttons, scarves, hardcover journals, jigsaw puzzles, and aprons.
Zazzle – Unique Gifts, Stationery, and Kitchen Decor
My Zazzle store is filled with products that can be found nowhere else. There are many stationery products, home decor, kitchen and dining decor, and accessories, and they all make amazing gifts for a friend or family. In this store you can find garden flags, playing cards, paper stickers, address labels, full-size spiral notebooks, weekly planners, pocket folders, specialty mugs, shot glasses, pint size drinking glasses, acrylic tumblers, stainless steel water bottles, kitchen tea towels, flexible fridge magnets, stone coasters, candy tins, reusable grocery bags, ceramic and acrylic ornaments, baby blankets, and jigsaw puzzles.