I had this photo for many years before painting her. Calico cats are very precious to me as I had one shy of 18 years. I love their colours. I have started to paint on a new surface, linen, which I will do for the animals and slightly larger pieces. I do like painting on linen as it blends the oils much better. Unfortunately linen is more expensive than cotton or the panels, therefore the cost of linen pieces will be slightly higher.