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In the Pine

This is my new mountain lion painting. Sometimes when I paint I like to imagine myself in different circumstances. For instance what if I was climbing up into a pine tree in a forest with very little light coming through the branches and I came face to face with this awesome predator. I imagined a mountain lion in the shadows stalking from up in the trees while I painted this so I could get the emotion and feel of the cat. Painting light rays always adds to the drama and the direction I want to lead the viewers eyes. It also sets the cat back into the painting when I paint light rays over his body. Bringing that branch into the fore front of the painting and across the cats body also sets it back and adds to the effect.

If you'd like to purchase a print of this new painting here is the link.

Until next time! PAINE OUT!!!


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