755 mm x 605 mm • Oil on canvas
I love the composition of this painting. The tail gently flicked upwards, in typical feline fashion, is what made the piece for me. It was my favourite part to recreate. Whilst painting, I remember thinking how much I loved the effect achieved from carelessly dragging a large paintbrush through a couple of different oil colours at once. It looked like such a mess on the brush, but when I dragged it across the canvas, it somehow merged together, creating an effect that worked really well as part of a cheetah’s tail. It was one of those moments when I found myself thinking- painting is such fun! The original reference photo was a beautiful capture by Chris Martin Wildlife photography.