Oil on 3"x4" Masonite panel. I often paint from a very old black and white book of cats my mother in-law gave me years ago, I've used images from many sources... I want to be clear because this is an issue these days, it is too convenient to open a book and find irresistible photos to work from, like this "Little One" but is it ethical or legal, when they are for sale? Some say the deal is, if you change the image by 30% or if the image is fifty years old you're safe. I think working from your own photos is more professional and had hold deeper meaning . I like to go out and seek my own cat photos around the neighborhood. Seems like every house in this town has at least three cats, for the most part, they love the attention and I get to slow the pace of my busy life, sometimes these cats break my heart wide open.