The first one is an 8 x10 acrylic painting I did for somebody. Not only was it my first painting commission (well, excluding the ornaments), but it was my very first poodle in any medium.
The second is an 8 x10 cat commission that I am working on. The person saw the poodle and wants me to paint the cat for her. A last minute commission for Christmas. Pressure's on!!!
The third is a soft pastel drawing of my parents' rescued Maine Coon Pheobe. I have VERY little experience with drawing cats and have not been too successful with prior attempts, though I think this is on it's way to be my best cat piece. Definitely my first attempt at a cat with soft pastels. Anyway, I would like some advice on this piece, particularly from Kayty. I picked a paper color that I am least likely to use for commissions, and I know it is not the most complimentary color for this cat. So any advice on what to do with the background is very much appreciated!
Anyway, here they are...