California Cats

Pet portrait by Carin Steen
Osito & Phoebe, acrylics on paper, 65 x 50cm (© Carin Steen)

Time for some cats! Cats (and pets in general) don't always make for the best models. Getting them in the right pose in the right place can be next to impossible, but thankfully there's Photoshop! It's not always easy to include all elements in the design because the proportions and point of view need to align somehow. But it worked out with the photos I was sent (see below) and I managed to combine different views of this beautiful yard in San José, California with its feline occupants. After approval of the design, it was time to paint Osito and Phoebe, which was an absolute pleasure!