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How To Paint A Picture of Your Cat With Oil Paint
Ailurophiles who enjoy painting are probably already painting a picture of their cat. So how does one go about this? The answer is to paint your cat any way you like, but you could also purchase a few painting books to give you ideas. In the past, I have read painting instruction books, but when it comes to painting, I like to go with my own style. Oil paint is one of my favorite mediums, but please make sure to wear something you are not worried about staining because I got oil paint one of my cutest dresses the other day.
I know, it was silly of me not to wear something old when I was painting my cat, but I am just warning you because I know will be upset like I was if you get paint on any of your nice outfits. Also, remember to put newspaper on the table where you will be painting if you are afraid you might stain it. I used old computer paper to protect the area of my table underneath my painting but made the ridiculous mistake of accidentally dropping a paint brush in my lap as I was painting. Anyway, to get on with the story I love cats, so I have decided to paint a picture of a new cat, which is a composite of several photographs that I have taken over the years.
At first I was going to paint a picture of Maxx, but then I decided to incorporate the details from the picture I took of Stripey. As you know I have been writing lots of garden hubs, and I decided to incorporate a solitary morning glory in the picture because I knew this would add interest to the painting. So now it is time for me to set up my painting. Sketch the drawing on your canvas as on outline for the painting, which will save time when it is time to start the painting process.
Let The Oil Paint Dry
When working with oil paint you need to give it a couple of weeks to thoroughly dry, which what my cat painting is doing at the moment. Some people like to use acrylic paints because these dry faster than oil paints, but you can use which ever medium you prefer.