Painting Together with Acrylics, Episode 7: Cat

Painting Together with Acrylics, Episode 7

This episode is Part of the Painting Together with Acrylics live video series – learn more here

We will create beautiful lighting effects to establish mood and dimension within your artwork. Join me, Gigi Chen, and fellow artists from around the world as we embark on this acrylic painting adventure together.

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • How to paint a cat
  • Basic acrylic painting techniques
  • Glowing light effects
  • How to mix acrylic paints

How does this work? Join me live on Thursdays at 3PM Eastern and I’ll lead you through a finished painting. Follow along if you’d like or watch the video and paint along at your own pace. You’ll find the materials below. When you’re done, visit and share your work!

I’ll start with a drawing already transferred to a panel. To learn how this happens, watch this video:

You’ll Need this reference image to paint along with me:

Photo: Sami Hobbs

I’ll be using:

Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Mars Black, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Orange, Red Violet Deep

Brushes: A variety of small rounds and flats

Surfaces: 5×7 or 8×10 panel

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