#71 Dawn Light Snow Leopard

snow leopard in dawn light on a mountain

Dawn Light (Snow Leopard)

Oil on canvas 120 cm x 60cm                                Available

Some time ago, I had an amazing visit to the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, and had the privilege of seeing their snow leopards on the move. It was a grey day when I took the photographs, but I wanted to paint a leopard in different light. I really love depicting animals in their natural environment, and I love dawn and evening light (as becomes apparent if you spend a minute looking at my collection of work!). I decided to paint the leopard as he would look at dawn. I also love colour, and in my paintings, I aim to use beautiful contrasting colours to make the painting glow. I enjoyed painting the vivid sky, and the many layers of purple in the snow and in the leopard.