my reference for this painting was a photo taken by a Russian naturalist, and posted on a Russian cat conservation website. Since it’s been so hot here, I liked the idea of painting some snow, and, why not a cat too. The Manul, or Pallas’s cat lives in the most inhospitable places. They are about twice the size of a housecat, but have very low ears, a very dense furry coat, and round pupils in their eyes, like humans and large cats have. This painting, which measures 7″ x 10″ is for sale, only $100 plus postage. All proceeds go to wildlife conservation programs.
Just for fun; where there is light and birds singing, and sweet smells and wondrous trees, where animals play and it so very very alive. This is a 5″ x 7″ painting for sale for $95.00 all proceeds go to wildlife conservation.
For World Lion Day, I decided to paint a lion and a lioness. These are 5″ x 7″ paintings on Italian watercolor painting. I let my imagination go wild, and have the lioness exiting a cool blue lake. The lion is standing on a hill, surveying his territory. Both of these paintings are for sale, $50.00 each, and shipping is free in the USA
I had the good fortune to have my nephew Jon sit for me the other day on a shady porch in Boise last weekend. I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I had him stand in the sun and snapped a quick photo so I could paint him again. Now, I’m happy. Next!
After doing several paintings of strangers, I decided it was time to paint someone I knew. It is always a shock to discover how much more difficult it is to render a face so that it looks like who it is supposed to look like. It was a good day’s work, I hope she likes it!