Tuesday, 22 November 2011

FINISHED *Snow Leopard painting*

Presenting ' MELTING DIAMONDS ' snow leopard


' MELTING DIAMONDS ' snow leopard watercolour painting
original 12" x 8"
 

This is my latest painting finished :) I've absolutely loved painting her, she has such soul and character in her face, seeing her come to life before my eyes. It has been a privilege and an honour to capture such a stunning animal, I hope I have done her justice :)Since my last post (quite a while back!) I have strengthened the detail and colouring in her nose, capturing her age spots and small nicks, they have enlarged nasal cavities to help them breathe in high altitudes. The snow leopard's skull is large, short and broad with a short muzzle, resembling the Siberian lynx in its appearance. They have round pupils like the great cats, varying in color from pale yellow to green-grey.

The left-side of the painting allows the continuation of fur to disappear into the background colouring, echoing the misty cold and dry habitats in which they live. The mystical snow leopard lives in the most remote places on earth, yet they are 'Melting Diamonds', help to protect them now!
www.snowleopard.org

Thankyou Robert for your generous permission to use your photo reference :)

7 comments:

Doreen Cross said...

You have definitely done justice to her. She is beautiful. Stunning work Julia.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Stunning painting and beautiful title!

Maria Elena Ferrari said...

You are a myth for me!!!

Julia Ruffles | fine artist said...

Thankyou so much Doreen/Roger/Maria :) the title meant a lot to me to get right, I wanted to capture the beauty and the sad plight of these animals! Jules

felicitydeverell said...

The eyes just MAKE this! Beautiful!

Sadeu said...

absolutely gorgeous!

artbyakiko said...

What a stunning painting of a snow leopard! Breathtaking!!

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