Mountain Lion Painting. This is an original acrylic painting on canvas of the western cougar, Aspen, who lived at Grandfather Mountain. He had blue eyes and an expressive gaze. The feline is also called a panther, puma, or catamount. The big cat art is of a wild animal and it has a white background.
“When I first look at this mountain lion painting, it makes me forget that the color blue ever existed… then I see its eyes and I remember.” — K. Paulettte
Artist Kent Paulette describes his process for this cougar painting, “The medium for this painting is Creek Water & Acrylic on canvas. Early in the morning, I went down to the creek in my backyard, waded through, stuck my face in, and collected a bucket of creek water that was running over rocks that are the color of the mountain lion’s fur. Then I came back to my studio with mud between my toes and wildness in my heart. I added the creek water directly to the acrylic paint to create my Creek Washes on this mountain lion painting.”
“I was inspired to paint this after a recent mountain lion sighting here in my neighborhood by someone who has seen them before out west. I painted this wild animal art on canvas using just the 3 primary colors (blue, magenta, & yellow) plus white.”
Artist Kent Paulette painted this original fine art in May 2020.
Comments about this mountain lion painting posted on social media:
Audrey Maltba Pate Hamby wrote, “Beautiful, in one shot he looks ready to pounce and those gorgeous blue eyes.”
Jerry Roldan wrote, “Kent..joy of art…yea! It shows in your work…anyone who is lucky enough to own one, will be young forever…”
Mary Ellis wrote, “Way to go Kent!! Your mountain lion has such a believable face.”
Linda Graham wrote, “Love it! Powerful!”
Tommie Redfearn wrote, “So bold and gorgeous.”
Sandy Pendley Duncan wrote, “Master of the paintbrush! Your work is exquisite!”
Video of this mountain lion painting in the sunshine: