Close Up

Close Up – Cougar, (1994)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1250, Offset on Paper
Current Market Price will apply.
Please inquire about the availability of Artist’s Proofs
Image Size 8¾” x 11 5/8″

Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email:; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

Sometimes I am in the mood to just paint a big cat’s head to enjoy the real feline expression. Such a painting can be smaller since the head of a cat is full in the image. Details in the background are not necessary now, and an out of focus effect brings the cat closer to the viewer.

Although the cougar is a considerable predator, when not on the hunt, it can have a nice, friendly cat look. As humans, we are mostly horrified when we see a big cat taking prey, but we must understand that this is built into nature to keep everything in good balance. Most of the victims are species that could become a plague if not controlled by the predators. The best example of this is the tremendous increase of white-tailed deer in farm area where the predators are extinct.

— Carl Brenders