Jaguar Coming

by Vicki Berchtold
(Pekin, Illinois)

Jaguar Coming

Jaguar Coming

This was an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas. The size was 18X24 inches. I started out wanting more of a challenge, and this did challenge me to learn new methods, information about color theory, and much more. I especially wanted the eyes, nose and mouth to be the focal point. The right side of the face, was a challenge, because my original reference picture was very poor. I ended up get about 10 other reference pictures to help with details, such as ears, whiskers and plantes.


This was the first picture I ever entered into a contest. I entered it into the amateur division of the Morton Punkin Festival in Illinois. Over 100 picture were submitted in three divisions. My Jaguar won first place in the amateur division and it also won Peoples Choice of all the division. I was in heaven!!!

If has really given me confidence that I can paint. So I continue painting like always, but with alittle more confidence.

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Jun 25, 2008
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WOW
by: Anonymous

It is obvious why this work took first place! It is bold, beautiful and captivating. The eyes are hypnotic. Awesome work!

Oct 08, 2007
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I Love it.
by: Allison

This is a beautiful picture,I can wait to beable to paint like that.

Oct 02, 2007
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Jaguar
by: Vicki

Beautiful!

Oct 01, 2007
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First Place
by: Dezi

Your jaguar deserves first place! The detail and clarity of it is amazing! It looks like you had no problem painting it whatsoever. You took the challenge and ran! Beautiful piece!

Oct 01, 2007
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jaguar coming
by: betty

congratulations well done he is gogeous

Oct 01, 2007
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Jaguar coming
by: Shaundelle

I think it has an interesting pattern of spots which is why I like these animals so much. Good work

Oct 01, 2007
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jaguar
by: Dorothy, Cambs

Although this is a very competent painting I find it a little stiff, but very well done for an early painting I am sure you will have a very successful painting life ahead of you

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