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July 17, 2012
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Heritage by DawnstarW Heritage by DawnstarW
For: 'Magnum Opus XXIII ' show
Put on by: Sacramento Fine Arts Center Open Juried Exhibition

This is meant for an upcoming competition that I am planning on entering (delivery date is this Friday and Saturday). Originally I had no idea what to do so had asked my mom for a suggestion and she came up with doing a wild cat such as a leopard or cheetah. Going through my ever growing reference folders, I saw a picture of a snow leopard and had the thought of "Hmm.. what kind of theme should I do? Onward to Google!" During a search, came across this wikipedia entry:

Snow Leopard - The snow leopard (Panthera uncia or Uncia uncia) is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia... [link]

"Well I can work with that"
So this is the reason why this painting ended up as Asian inspired as it did.

Materials Used:
watercolor paper (8x10 inches)

7/24/2012 I would like to announce that this painting was accepted into the show Magnus Opus XXIII being put on by the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The show is from Aug. 7th to Sept. 1st with the Second Saturday Art Reception being Aug. 11th from 5:30-8:30pm. It'll be at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center 5330-B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael, CA
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning.
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a very successful piece, in my opinion. You did a very good job managing how the background related to the snow leopard - meaning that it didn't completely take all the focus away from the big cat for me, it really balanced it out well. Also, beautiful job on the lines!
DawnstarW Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the kind comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed this particular piece. Hope that you enjoyed your visit.
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork!
DawnstarW Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WaterlightFading Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DawnstarW Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely :-)
DawnstarW Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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