Well, I can’t say this painting hasn’t been a challenge, in fact at times I’ve felt like throwing down the paintbrush and giving up.
I was given a slightly blurry photograph of these two cats, sitting on a towel with the rest of the background cut out apart from the arm of the sofa. Since finishing the cats I have painted in several backgrounds; sitting on a towel, a cushion behind, plain sofa, etc., but wasn’t happy with any of them. There was just too much of one background colour to leave it, so I settle on them sitting on a cushion. Shading was the next challenge, but I’ve pretty much done the best I can for now.
The thing that kept me going was knowing that it means so very much to the cats’ owners to have this painting in their home