Watercolor painting of a sleeping cougar by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Send Me into Sleep

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 8″h x 12 1/2″w, 1991.

I photographed this juvenile cougar cat napping with its head resting on a small log. I painted it just as I had seen it. To do this painting in watercolor, I used masking fluid to block out the cat and log while I did a wet in wet wash for the background. After the background dried, I removed the masking fluid and painted the cat and log using very fine brushes and many layers of subtle washes.

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