|Six Chartreux, oil on canvas, 20 x 32"|
This was, all told, about 64 hours' work.
Each kitten takes approximately eight hours to refine and finish, and then there's the background. And before all that can even begin, the process of determining the correct format and (in this case) buying materials and stretching a custom-sized canvas, and then getting the initial drawing in place.
The fur texture of these cats is so soft that I actually had to go buy some new brushes that could give me the right feel. None of the ones I already had would do it.
In short, these kinds of canvases are a great deal of work, but very rewarding!