Commissioned cat portrait

8″ x 8″ commissioned portrait
soft pastels

This was a fun portrait to work on. I’m never quite sure when to stop adding details. I prefer that my portrait work has a painterly quality so I stopped here.
This might be the last painting I do for the month. I’m having cataract surgery in both eyes and I’m not sure what the recovery time is. I’m looking forward to seeing clearly again! For the past year my glasses always seemed dirty.

In other news I’ll be continuing beginner pastel painter lessons on my YouTube channel soon. I compiled the work that I received from students in the video below. I’ve had many requests to start up again and for specific lesson subjects. If you are one of my YouTube students and haven’t sent me an image of your completed painting I’d love to add it to the next video. Just email the image to me at