Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Crouching Leopard pastel painting. It was a joy to paint this magnificent creature. Enjoy!
The stare of the leopard immediately catches the attention of the viewer. The golden fur interlaced with black dots is magnificent. The white of the mussel contrasts well with the golden fur. The value on the muscles creates depth. The light golden high lighted areas of the leopard contrast well with the shadows. The shadows creates a three dimensional illusion of form. The pale yellow background contrasts well with the golden hue of the leopard and the dark hue of the branch that it is sitting on.
I painted the crouching leopard with a feeling of joy. Here was something that I understood well. The muscles of a big cat.
The dark corners of the background is a new technique for me and works quite well. It gives the two dimensional painting an illusion of depth. I painted the leopard by sections so that the amount of black dots didn’t overwhelm me.
This is an approximately 12×18″ painting. It is available for sale on my website www.miriamsart.com under the Shop button. Then click on Portfolio. It can be bought unframed or framed. Delivery charges are additional. Enjoy!