Watchfull by Julie Nash
'Watchfull' byJulie Nash - Acrylic -
This Snow Leopard cub was enjoying basking in the sun when I visited Santago Rare Leopard Foundation. Unperturbed by all our cameras it treated us to a disdainful stare, before continuing its snooze. It left you in no doubt that you were a lower life form. This is one of a pair of small canvases, with its sister canvas showing the cub napping. Together they depict the feline ability to be completely relaxed and intensely focused. Although I had a bright sunny day for my photos, I wanted a darker, more enclosed feel to the paintings as though the cub was laying at the opening of a rocky den.