Pet Portrait Painting – Bebe

The final portrait turned out soft and fluffy looking. And my hope is that it will give her owner a sense of peace whenever she sees it.

Medium: Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Size: 24″ x 18″

Pet Portrait, cat painting

Here’s the earliest stage of the painting where I was just working in some colors and shapes and a bit of fluffiness.

Pet Portrait, Cat Painting of Bebe

The sketch for the painting of Bebe, who was a beloved pet and met a tragic end. Her owners mother was giving this portrait as a gift and stressed how important it was that Bebe look peaceful and comfortable. She also wanted to work in Bebe’s tail which wasn’t shown in the reference photograph.


Here’s the original. I’ll paint all her coloring and spots as accurately as possible with an emphasis on fluffiness. I’ll also paint in her fluffy tail which isn’t showing in the photo.

I just wanted to write and say thank you for the beautiful painting that you created of my sweet little Bebe. My parents could not have picked a more wonderful Christmas gift to give me. I'm so proud to have your artwork in my home and to now have Bebe with me forever more. She's beautiful! Thank you so very much!
– Kelly