Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Snow Leopard Face pastel painting. It was painted while facing a couple of fears. Slowly I heal. I tried a new technique for this painting.
The blue gold of the snow leopard’s eyes attracts your attention immediately. They are well contrasted by the white fur that surrounds the eye. The grey fur helps to define the eye as well as the nose and cheeks. The pink of the nose contrasts well with the white fur that lines the nose. The black circles in the fur contrast well with the background grey.
The first fear that I was facing was about my medication. An increased dose made me dizzy and nauseous so I decreased the dose and called my doctor. The second fear was going to see a loved one. I was scared bad people would follow me and find her. This is a reoccurring fear that I have to work on. But I did go see my mother and the trip went well. I am slowly forcing myself to face my fears. I couldn’t paint for a day though! Slowly I heal.
I tried a different technique with this snow leopard. I first put down the white and then added black and then grey. At first it was all too white but adding the grey helped. I also found out that white charcoal is a lot whiter than white pastel. It helped to make the contrast more in the eyes and in the fur.
This is an approximately 12 x 18″ painting. If shipped internationally it would be better to ship the unframed painting. I would roll it up and use a mailing tube to send it. The framed painting would be a lot more expensive to ship. Enjoy!