I started to work on the new cat paintings for the cat art calendar in summer, and soon in September my husband came home with a pleasant surprise!

I received a new kitten, who became literally my right hand, as I am left handed! He was assisting everywhere he could, as you imagine, painting became even more exciting.

First, Riscas just sat on the top of my paper, and stared back at me. The moving pencils and brushes were the biggest fun ever! He tried to drink from my painting water several times, not to mention the constant danger of jumping on the wet paint. When he got tired, he was just sleeping through the painting sessions peacefully on my lap. He even convinced me, that I must include a lynx point kitten painting in the set of twelve!

Meanwhile we received also on Facebook several lovely photos from other cats as inspirations, who wanted to be the part of the calendar.

With his and their help took almost 6 months, but we succeeded! All 12 paintings are completed for my new cat art calendar, and they became the part of my Cats of Karavella Collection. Tuxedo cat, black cat, Siamese, blue cats, ginger tabbies, a lynx point Siamese, and white cat paintings.

I thought to share with you some work in progress images, and our fun together. I hope you will like them.

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Riscas my assistant and the 12 ready cat paintings

He like to sit on the top of my work

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My Brother From Another Mother

Work in progress images of a white cat meeting with its mouse buddy

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Pretty Me In Tuxedo

A painting which was inspired of a handsome tuxedo cat called Oliver

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He Is Back

Work in progress images about a blue cat, who just returned home after a long time of wandering around

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Riscas is helping

I took this photograph just some days after I received my new kitten.

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And he started to have the hang of it…

My little velociraptor enjoying the painting session

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Work in Progress – Love is in the Air

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Work in progress

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Adding more colours to the Love Is In The Air cat painting

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Riscas in action

After one month of watching me carefully he decided, he can do this alone…

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Work in Progress – Full Moon

Adding colours to the Full Moon Cat painting

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Details from the Full Moon Cat painting

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Full Moon

Full Moon cat painting finished

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Starting the Lynx Point kitten painting

The painting which was inspired by my own kitten Riscas

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Riscas with his painting

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Watching every moment

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Lynx Point Kitten Smitten With Yarn

The finished Lynx point painting.

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Work in Progress

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The Siamese cat art just out of the easel

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Emerald Meets Siamese

The Siamese cat painting is finished

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Work in progress image of the rainbow cat painting with Riscas

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Cats Sleeps Anywhere painting is finished

And Riscas approved it

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The starting of the white cat painting

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Work in progress

Added more colours

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Our Purrfect Universe

The Ready cat painting which was inspired by a lovely cat couple, Valen and Vera

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Sketch of the Ginger Love

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Riscas is everywhere

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Work in Progress image of the orange tabby cat painting

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Ginger Love

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Work in Progress

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Work in Progress

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Work in Progress

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Love You Mom cat painting

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All 12 cat paintings together

Finally finished, the twelve cat paintings together in a collage

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And the result, the New Cat Art Calendars

The new cat art calendar from my Cats of Karavella Collection, with 12 cat paintings.

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