Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Snow Leopard Eye pastel painting. I painted this on a day of relative calm. There was some subconscious anxiety though. I am working through a major issue.
The blue, white and purple of the eye draw the viewers attention to the eye immediately. The detail is captivating and contrasts well with the middle ground. Since this is a close up the middle ground is the face of the snow leopard. The white grey of the fur contrasts well with the blue of the eye. The black spots of the leopard contrast beautifully with the white grey fur.
I am at a cross roads. I think that I will take legal action about my abuse. But it will only be a complaint. I have to inform myself of what this will mean professionally. My counselor knows someone who knows. I am blocked with fear. Fear of going in and fear of what the abuser might do to me if he finds out! So I paint. I paint to forget the fear and to build up courage. My counselor has helped to give me clarity of thought to figure out what I want to do. It will be some kind of third party complaint. Which means that there won’t be an investigation probably but the complaint will be on file.
The snow leopard is an endangered big cat. The main predator is man and the encroachment of farming on it’s habitat. With education farmers can live in harmony with the snow leopard. It is my favorite big cat.
The technique of painting the eye was challenging. It is my first eye with so much detail. The different colors were challenging. So were the white swirls. The black of the eye is done with a Rembrandt soft pastel. I also tried to contour the head with respect to the skull. I am trying to do better at this. The white highlight in the fur around the eye is where there is fat to cushion the eye itself. The value at the nose gives the painting more depth.
This is about a 6×7″ painting that will be framed to 12×18. It is a special size so it is priced as an 8×10″ print but state that it is for the snow leopard eye pastel painting. Please email me if you are interested or go to the Shop and Portfolio tab above. This is the second in my big cat eye series.
This painting has soothed my soul. It has given me peace. I hope that it does the same for you! Enjoy!