Thursday, May 16, 2013


5 x 7 inches oil on masonite
$65 plus $7 US shipping, or $15 International

'Fire burns brighter in the darkness.' - Suzanne Collins

I don't paint very many cats. I don't know why because it's not that I don't like cats. I do. Especially kittens. Because they're cute. And especially big cats, because they are just plain gaawgeous right?

Of all the big cats the Clouded Leopard, in this painting,  is my favorite. So striking with their dark spots and creamy brown fur. Their eyes seem to be a bit larger than most other big cats too, which is so beautiful. 

The eyes, once again, inspired this painting. There seemed to be a spark there just waiting to be fanned into a flame. I love that intensity in her gaze too. Not quite predatory here, but interested in something. Very, very interested.
Reference, with thanks, by Tammylo.

And THANK YOU so much for all the lovely birthday wishes! It was a great day. I"ll post a picture of my mountain of cupcakes my boys made me soon. And the winner of my sketch is Rob - Jackie Duff, facebook fan. Thanks so much for all the comments my friends! 


  1. Excellent! It's fierce but I love all that colour you brought in.

  2. This is beautifully painted, Crystal!! I love all the colors in this piece and his eyes are
    amazing! Another winner!

  3. Another great piece, and well named!
    Glad you had a grand B-Day!

  4. Those eyes are pure magic! It is wonderful Crystal! And such gorgeous colours too :0)

  5. I love the clouded leopard, too. The colors in this are fabulous - truly fiery!

  6. I think this is one of my favorite paintings from you yet Crystal, so many little things that turns it into a mesmerizing piece; quoting you "huzzah!!!" :)

    Also, happy belated birthday! Hope you had a terrific day with the boys :D

  7. Looks like I missed wishing you on your birthday. I was away for a week. Anyway I guess I can wish you now also. :)
    And of course this cat is superb and its special.. I love big cats.


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