Pet Portraits in Oils

Oliver 150dpi 2019
Oliver, oil on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee
Tyler 150dpi 2019
Tyler at Rancho Yolo, oil on stretched canvas, 10 x 8 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee
Smoochie 150dpi 2019
Smoochie the Cat, oil on stretched canvas, 8 x 8 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee


Watercolor Portrait of a Cat

A commissioned job by a calligraphy client. She saw the oil portraits I’ve┬ádone on my wall and asked if I can do one in watercolor. Displaying art makes good advertising.

This is 10″ x 8″. Palette: Indathrene Blue (?), ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and quinacridone gold/cad yellow with a touch of gouache china white. About 8 hours to do.

I enlarged the photo to a black/white. Used tracing paper to transfer image to watercolor paper. Used the smaller color photo for color reference and painted away about 8 hours.