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Wedding Gift
This oil painting was a wedding gift to wonderful friends during the Summer of 2004. It was actually the first self-guided painting I did after college. I love that it's a diptych (relationship of two-get it :P) showing the life of leopards - night/day - on one canvas. They love animals, so I felt very comfortable with the subject. I actually learned a lot about the pattern of leopard spots! I also have great memories of working outside on this, not in Africa silly, using photos for references and of course my imagination to put them together in an interesting composition. I decided on the time of day for each and the little details, such as the moon and the moth.

I don't really have a title for this. I mean I could come up with something but everything sounds dorky, so maybe the owners can decide on one. I do know that this painting makes me feel warm on this cold January day, thinking of the sub-Sahara and wonderful friends now family!
By Heather on January 23, 2008 at 8:22am EST Topic(s): painting oil painting 2004

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Mike My favorite part of this one is the fine white hairs coming out of the eyelash region of the leopard. :) It's very cool looking.
1/23/2008 at 9:09am EST

loosgroov
well.. we always call it "Heather's painting", or "Heather's Wedding Present" but i don't know if those are really good names or not. :) I like how the people who built our house seemed to make the perfect wall for it in our living room.
1/24/2008 at 2:10am EST
Sarabi I love your paintings! You are amazing!
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1/27/2008 at 6:08pm EST
Starfish I think one of my favorite parts of this painting is really the detailing on the moon and the moth/butterfly. You should post some detail shots of this one, it's great.
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