Two Ragdolls

Unison soft pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper, 9.5×12 inches. I was blown way when I saw a photo on a ragdoll group on Facebook one day – it was of two beautiful white ragdoll boys, entwined on a cat tree, with a view of trees in the background. I loved it because of the endless…

The Curled Siamese

Caran D’ache pastel pencils on tan coloured Kraft paper, 8×11 inches. This is a very quick pastel sketch of a Siamese cat.  It was licking its chest, or maybe simply looking down at its cute toes – I can’t remember which ! I absolutely love their beautiful colour, and their “points”…perhaps those Siamese owners out…

The Pencilled kitten

Sketch of a kitten in pencil on paper.  36x26cm. Sometimes less is more… Whenever I have a stand at cat shows with my friends the Katzenworld guys, this rather spare, quick sketch of mine gets a mention.  I think it’s something about the attitude or pose of the kitten which is appealing.  What do you…

The Maine Coon kitten

Maine Coon kitten, Unison soft pastel on Clairefontaine Pastlemat,  24x30cm. This pastel sketch was of a beautiful kitten on Facebook (with permission of course). Notice how the eyes of a kitten are closer together – in proportion to the face – and the ears larger – than an adult cat.  I tried here to emphasise…

Star, the American Curl

“Star”, Unison pastel on Clairefontaine Pastlemat,  24x30cm. This pastel sketch was a raffle prize I had provided at one of the Cat shows I attend with Katzenworld.  The owner supplied reference photos for me to work from and this one really stood out.  It was taken by a professional photographer, whom of course I asked…

Dexter the Sphynx

What gorgeous green eyes.  And of course those huge ears !  Compared to my smaller-eared three cats, that is (even including the maine coon). This is Dexter.  He is a twelve week old sphynx and lives in the US with Jessica, who says he’s “very energetic and playful at times but also a big cuddler…

The Greek Stray

I was moved to sketch this cat when in Greece last week on holiday.  It is only a quick study in graphite pencil in my sketchbook, which I carry with me always these days.  She (he?) was sitting in the car park of the local supermarket, when she obviously lived, awaiting possible food from the…

Yuki the Snow Bengal

Unison soft pastels on ClaireFontaine Pastelmat. 24*30cm. This is a snow bengal cat which I was kindly given permission to sketch.  I was struck by her amazing colouring and regal pose !  I have a soft spot for blue-eyed cats – probably because I have never owned one.  I have only learned that there are…