It seemed only right to include a little painting of our beautiful cat, Jasmine. I sketch her a lot so for this one I did a pencil sketch then worked the painting from that in one sitting. I used just two colours, Raw Umber and White with a tiny touch of Cyan for her eye. It’s unusual for me to paint from a sketch, I tend to use photographs. This technique has helped me to keep the painting simple and light, stopping me getting too bogged down with detail. I am reasonably pleased but when I happened upon Dianne Hoeptner and Cheryl Wilson’s cat paintings I realized I still have a long way to go.