Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Silent Witness" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Silent Witness
acrylic on canvas
24" x 12"
$525 + $30 shipping (contact)

This was my first attempt at painting a cougar.  It's amazing how much my own housecats resemble this impressive animal.  Cougars are the largest cats that can purr (to the best of my knowledge...scientists are still debating, apparently).

For my Seattle show in December, we hung this painting right next to Little was a bit eerie but had a pretty interesting visual effect.

He crouched low and long on the road,
Low and long and golden against
The leaves, watching pensively,
A damp sphinx of the woods. 
-Keith Holyoak, from "The Cougar"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

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