Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Leopard Painting

One of the biggest thrills I had during my trip to South Africa last February was seeing three Leopards.
The first Leopard was crossing the road in Kruger Nat. Park. It was so far ahead of us that we were not sure what it was. Then it crossed back and we saw it was a Leopard. By the time we got up to where it had crossed we could not find it so I got no photos.
My disappointment in missing that first photo opportunity was short lived. A few days later we came across this mother and cub in another part of Kruger.
We were too far away but the Leopards were unconcerned by our presense as we observed from our car.
I wanted to get out of the car very badly to get closer but I knew the Leopards would be gone in an instant.
This is what I have been working on for the last week or so. I dont really have a title for it yet, but it's 11x14". To me the nose on the adult looks too long and I wish I had changed it. I just did'nt notice that it looked funny until i had already varnished it. In time I may decide that it's fine the way it is.