Norwegian forest cat ‘Willow’ watercolour

I really struggle with painting cats…..sharing my home with five, has not gifted me with the ability to paint them, but I thought I should try again, this time ‘Willow’ a Norwegian forest cat. Yet again I stumbled on the nose, and the distant eye, still practice, practice! I will try again in the future, for some rehab I will do another hare 😊

Norwegian forest cat 'willow' watercolour

Norwegian forest cat ‘willow’ watercolour


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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15 Responses to Norwegian forest cat ‘Willow’ watercolour

  1. Alexandra says:

    Woow it’s so pretty! 😉

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  2. I think this is very well done; you’re much too hard on yourself! I think the only change I *might* make is for the line between the jaws (the kitty smile) to be a little less “there”. That’s it! I wouldn’t have noticed anything about the eyes without you pointing it out. And I’ve been a cat lover all my life! Cheers!

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  3. Challenging fur/markings too! (Beautiful cat!)

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  4. writingbolt says:

    I’d like to see more of this cat. I am already loving the coloring of her fur and name. Willow… It beats picturing a red-haired dwarf on an adventure to restore a wizardess to her old human form. 😛

    I don’t care for the speckles around the head shot, but I am not seeing the same errors as you. I suppose I might if I had the photo with me.

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  5. Thank you, I do agree I went over board with the paint flicking……late night painting!


  6. Very into your neutral and natural palette for this, lovely touches

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  7. memadtwo says:

    She looks like a beautiful cat. And I like the spots surrounding!
    I too have trouble getting the facial proportions just right; that’s why I do so many drawings. The fur is beautiful here, and that makes the painting work. (K.)

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  8. Thank you, she is beautiful, as is her brother handsome! I will definitely be doing more cats in the future, it’s the only way to get better, drawings and again more drawings. I need to concentrate on the noses, which is the problem area for me in cats.


  9. krsivevixen says:

    Completely lovely. She reminds me of my cat, who I had to move away from 2 years ago.

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