Unlikely Encounter – Jaguar and Leopard

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″

$2995 framed

 

Monarchs

 

 


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

$725 framed

Inspired by a photo by Hawk Henries, by permission

 

Indian Rhino

 

 24″x18″ Acrylic

Framed Original $2995

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.

Soft Paws

The feet of a resting tiger

Acrylic/Scratchboard

5″x7″

Tigers’ and other cats’ paws are so soft when their claws are in!

I have painted several of these, each different, and will continue doing more  –  they’re popular! And I’m happy to do one of your favorite animal’s feet, especially for you!

$325

Impish Intention – Emu

12″ x 16″

Scratchboard

$1200 framed

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.