In the wild these two would never meet. Jaguars live in the jungles of Central America, and leopards live in the savannahs of Africa. But people get them confused when they see pictures of them. The most noticeable differences are that jaguars are large and stocky and their spots have inner spots, while leopards are smaller and their spots are empty. I’ve chosen to depict a male jaguar and a female leopard to accentuate their differences.
Scratchboard and Acrylic 19″x36″
Monarch butterflies are endangered due to habitat loss and increased migration-route dangers – they fly thousands of miles to winter over in warm climates, but along the way they encounter predators, insecticide spraying, and must cross interstate highways where many are killed in flight. Let us hope that despite their dwindling numbers, this beautiful species can survive.
8″x10″ Acrylic on clayboard
Inspired by a photo by Hawk Henries, by permission
Framed Original $3350
The Indian rhino, with its shorter face and skull, and its deeply folded skin that looks almost like armor, has a distinctly different appearance from the African rhino, which has smoother skin and an enormously long face. I enjoy painting skin textures and the opportunity to show the beauty of these fascinating creatures.
The reference photo used by permission for this painting was taken by Laura Silverstein. See her work at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/laura-silverstein
12″ x 16″
Emus are the second-largest living bird by height, after the ostrich, and are native to Australia. in their own goofy way, Emus seem to be always looking to see what kind of trouble they can make. Yet in all their fuzzy unkemptness, they are fascinatingly beautiful.