Basking Cougar

Cougar basking in sun original painting by Janet Tarjan Erl

Basking Cougar

Medium: Watercolor; Image Size: 10″h X 17″w; 2014.

This cougar basks in front of colorful desert rocks with an eroded cave. This location was in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

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Vigor and Grace

Watercolor painting of a cougar by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Vigor and Grace

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 16″h x 22″w, 2000.

This cougar cleans it paws while it rests in the cool shade of a rock overhang. I couldn’t resist painting a cougar in this rock landscape scene in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree has such interesting, sculpted rock formations that are perfect spots for wildlife to hang out and take refuge in. This was a great setting for a contented cougar cleaning itself.

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Reproductions available.

 

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Send Me into Sleep

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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Reproductions available.

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Beauty and Power

Watercolor painting of a cougar on rocks by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Beauty and Power

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 18″h x 32.5″w, 1991.

This scene was on Little Bogus Creek in North Shasta Valley in Siskiyou County, CA. The powerful cougar is complimented by the enduring power of the rocks. Also, the cougar is well camouflaged by the rocks and the linear shape of its pose fits well with the rock shelf. This is published as a limited edition print.

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Mean and Clean

Watercolor painting of a cougar by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Mean and Clean

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 6 3/4″h x 16″w, 1995.

I painted this cougar in a passive pose of cleaning itself while sunning in a secluded location in Joshua Tree National Monument, CA.

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Cougar Repose

Watercolor painting of a cougar and desert rocks by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Cougar Repose

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 19 1/2″h x 28 1/2″w, 1990.

This rocky landscape is of a Joshua Tree National Park scene. The cougar is resting in the shade and coolness of massive boulders. I often pair cougars with massive rocks because they have a quality of power that compliments each other.

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Sunshine and Contentment

Watercolor painting of a cougar by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sunshine and Contentment

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 18″h x 29″w, 1991.

I painted this cougar sunning itself in a concealed location in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

Original is sold.

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