Sunday, 13 November 2011

Postcard from California


Isn't this wonderful? I never imagined when we started the postcard exchange that I would be getting a leopard! This lovely leopard lazing in the sunshine comes all the way from California where Desiree painted it during a family trip out to San Diego Zoo. The colours are beautiful - the rich, deep greens in the background and the subtle blues and pinks on the rock - and I love the way the light is reflecting off the stone on to his fur.

I love the back too, decorated with a lovely pen sketch and animal tracks! Thank you so much Desiree for taking time out from a busy family day to do this fabulous card!

10 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

He's really fast asleep - I can almost hear the snoring! Lovely.

vivien said...

you've really caught that total melting relaxation of cats :>)

Alison Staite said...

Bliss is a warm rock and some sunshine. What a great expression on his face!

Robyn Sinclair said...

So real, so sleepy, so wonderful!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Great!

Cathy Gatland said...

Gorgeous big cat, so relaxed in the sun - lovely light on his face!

Bridget Hunter said...

I want to reach out and stroke him - but obviously not a good idea ! Such lovely colours around his muzzle and in his fur.

Charlene Brown said...

Loved the ‘lap’ leopard, and then enjoyed re-visiting Desiree’s other delightful cards highlighted in ‘You might also like’ above!

Pat said...

I can feel the sun on my face too. This one is just perfect to say California is great and the sun is healing.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Now hoe did you capture such piece on such a fierce animal...beuaitufl Desiree! You make me miss Africa and I AM in very nostalgic mood lately...tst, tst, tst!
Ronelle

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