Watercolour painting of a cat I met in Croatia

Hello! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

I recently painted this portrait of a cat I saw in Croatia.

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It was a friendly cat and I took a photograph of her relaxing on the street.


Based on the photograph, I started painting…

First I did the underdrawing in pencil, and then I started painting shadows in dark blue watercolour.

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Painting tabby patterns with orange watercolour

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Painting dark patterns in dark brown

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Adding some lights with yellow waterclour

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Adding some accent/texture with orange pastel


Finished work…:)

cat in croatia

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Abstract seascape

Hope everyone had a nice weekend:) It was very sunny and warm here in London yesterday.

Based on the same photograph I shared you yesterday, I painted another picture in acrylic in more abstract way.


Seaside Town Stonehaven

I recently read a book called ‘Painting Realistic Abstracts‘ by Kees van Aalst


and also a book called ‘Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media‘ by Debora Stewart


I found both books inspiring, and they encouraged me to paint more expressively.

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Using my fingers to paint clouds and the waves

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and the finish:)

Seaside Town Stonehaven

You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder

Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’


Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Scottish Seascape

I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago.  Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Here are some photos I took..


Dunnottar Castle was amazing!


This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting


After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!


Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land


Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture


I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

Scottish Seascape



This is my new painting ‘Dolphins’. I love watching and painting dolphins, they make me feel free and relaxed.


Painting process:

I wet the paper with water first and painted the main dolphin roughly


After I painted the background, I sprinkled some salt to give some texture/effect.


After I finished painting the dolphins, I splashed some blue paints to add some energy and movement to the painting.



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You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder