I'm working my way towards a big sale this weekend in my Etsy store!
Here is another new cat painting, titled "Pascha". I started with a sketch based on a Bengal cat, to give it strong feline character. But after working on the eyes a bit, I decided that I was in the mood for Indanthrone Blue. So I masked out the whiskers with Liquid Masque (I particularly like "Shiva" brand) and then painted the ears with a mix of Yellow Ochre, Opera and I. Blue.
I stepped back and had a good look - I was liking the shadows and moody atmosphere - so I went ahead and completed the rest of the portrait with the same mix of colors.