Snow Leopard Face Pastel Painting.

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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!


Snow Leopard in Mountains pastel painting.

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Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Snow Leopard in Mountains pastel painting.  I was relatively calm when painting this one.  Although it took a long time.

This majestic animal is found in the middle ground of the painting.  The white in the eyes of the snow leopard draw the eye to the big cat.  It is majestic in it’s power and aura.  The mountains in the background depict a very mountainous terrain.  The snow leopard is perched on a ledge.  The grey and black of the snow leopard contrast well with the snow covered brown of the mountains.

This painting took a while.  I was concentrating on writing.  There were days of extreme anxiety and days of relative calm.  I am exhausted on the days of calm because the days of extreme anxiety are very tiring.  I have dealt with some everyday stresses and the feeling of impending doom has lifted slightly.  I am positive today although it is a day of anxiety.  Old demons haunt me today.  Old fears have resurfaced.  I stay calm and trust in God and good people to keep those that I care about safe!

I had to pay more attention to the form of the snow leopard with this painting.  Attention to the skeletal structure of the big cat.  I hope that I portrayed it well.  I have to learn more about big cat anatomy.

This is the first time that I am inserting a featured image into my blog post with wordpress.  Hopefully the image isn’t shown twice.  I will wait and see.  I need to have a featured image so that the picture shows up on my website.

As usual this painting is available framed or unframed.  Please see the Shop option on my website and then go to Portfolio.  The shop is found at the bottom of the Portfolio page.  This is a 12×18″ painting.