Miriam’s Art is pleased to show her Cougar WIP pastel painting. She took the time to paint today. It’s a much better way of calming down than reading. Slowly she heals.
The cougar is resting on a branch sloping downwards. The powerful musculature of the cat is evident in the painting. It is a majestic animal. The grey branches support the cougar.
I have been avoiding painting because I have been too stressed and tired. Now that I am walking almost every day the calm of the morning is no longer used for painting. Then I read when I get home and I have been neglecting my painting. The painting soothes my nerves a lot better than reading and it’s not as tiring.
I am trying a new technique with the background of this majestic big cat. I just want to add a hint of light. But I have to erase it more to give it a hazy look. Light not quite in focus. The branches that the cougar is not perched on should be hazy too so I have to work on them more. I am going to define the musculature more in the cat. It’s hard to see it under the skin.
This is a work in progress (WIP). Not the finished painting. I’ll be posting the finished painting later. Enjoy!