I had a little time today to block in some very basic colours. He's not looking much like a tabby yet, but I need to get the undercoat tones first. The lady who's commissioning this painting has asked that I keep the background fairly neutral. The cat is on a textured carpet so I want to include some of that. The wall behind him has a cool tone so I am going to have a little blue in the beige to help bring out the warm tones in the cats fur.