Leopard woman, oil on canvas, 16”x20″


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In 2002, animation version of began to broadcast. At that time, I was not so interested in this story because the author, Fuyumi Ono (小野不由美) clearly borrowed almost entire mythology concept from ancient Chinese tales and history such as Kirin.
Despite all the differences in settings, according to the author, every Kirin has one unique chaperone for its whole lifetime. In this case, my favorite black Kirin’s chaperone is called Haku Sanshi (白汕子) or Sanshi. Her upper body is woman, lower body is leopard and a lizard tail. She has white/silver hair and green eyes. I think I love her more than the Kirin. 🤣
In 5 years I am looking for opportunity to paint her on canvas. And finally I did. But clearly I cannot paint her exactly like so I choose snow leopard over leopard, regular tail over lizard tail, blue eyes over green eyes.
She lives on snow mountain, hiding from people. But she is more like a protector than monster.

Hope you enjoy this one. 😀

This piece was painted on Fredrix Blue label ultra smooth stretch canvas in traditional profile 3/4”. It has been varnished and carefully packaged with two same size cardboards, buffering paper, bubble wrapping paper and 4 corner protectors.

Although I have tried my best to match the color of digital profile and the actual product, the color might still vary depending on different monitor settings. Please be aware of this fact.

Note, the painting ships unframed.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.


Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 24 × 1 in

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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