Classic Cat Portrait Paintings

The Woodland Cats 20x20 inch oil on panelPaintings in the classic style are more detailed, traditional paintings in oils or acrylics. Oils take a lot longer than acrylics. I like to paint in layers and as oil paint takes longer to dry than acrylic paint, so an oil painting takes longer to complete, about 6-8 weeks is usual but with more complex pieces it can be several months. Acrylics dry a lot faster so a painting can be completed in approx 4 weeks.

Oils and acrylic paintings can be painted on stretched canvas or board.
Email me if you’d like a classic painting of your cat.

Stretched canvas

stretched canvas edge detailPaintings on stretched canvas are gallery wrapped, that is the canvas wraps around the sides and the staples are on the back. The edges of the canvas are painted so you can so the picture can be hung on the wall framed or unframed, it’s up to you.

Board or Panel

An oil painting on a panelA painting on board is nice and rigid and a bit more robust than a painting on canvas which makes it ideal for shipping. Board paintings will need a frame.
A panel has wood cradle on the back that supports the board, rather like a stretched canvas, so a panel painting has painted edges and can be hung framed or unframed.

Classic Painting Prices

A 10×8 Painting on Canvas or Board £175
A 12×10 Painting on Canvas or Board £235
A 12×12 Painting on Canvas or Board £275
A 14×10 Painting on Canvas or Board £275
A 16×12 Painting on Canvas or Board £375
A 16×16 Painting on Canvas or Board £475
A 18×14 Painting on Canvas or Board £475
A 20×16 Painting on Canvas or Board £575
A 24×20 Painting on Canvas or Board £875


Here are some examples of paintings in the classic style….

Frankie - an acrylic painting on stretched canvasToffee and Thistle a pair of Bengal cats painted on canvasTwo black cats with their reflections - a 20x16 inch oil painting

A red oriental in oilsCuthbert 20x16 inch oil on boardA black and white cat in oils

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