Friday, 26 October 2012

NEW snow leopard painting



This is my new painting, I am only posting a couple of progress shots for this snow leopard. Due to the recent passing of 'Ranschan' the male snow leopard at WHF, I stopped all else and started a tribute painting of this handsome cat. He was on my painting wish list, but hearing of his sad departure I was inspired to capture his life and soul the only way I know how. I have given him a fresh cool backdrop set against the warmth in his eyes. A paler coat to the previous snow leopard I painted, consisting of lots of pale rusty orange yellow / lilacs / buttercream / blues / browns, with my signature frosty patches!

You can find the WHF homepage on my links page seen above.

4 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

A really great tribute to a beautiful cat, it is so tough to see them go.

Marc Calvo said...

I like the especial gaze that your express in his precious eyes of the snow leopard,this give much life and expressivity in the picture.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

Thankyou Wendy, yes it is hard but as far as I know it was natural causes with no pain. He was very handsome indeed :)

Thankyou Marc :) his eyes have a wonderful golden tone which complement the colours in his fur beautifully! Jules

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Another Stunning cat,I really look forward to seeing this one finished.

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