Enchantress by BarbBarcikKeith

18×24 pastel on pastelboard (a really wonderful surface to work on manufactured by Ampersand). Original available.

As of 11-12-14, 2311 views and 24 favorited.

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Portrait of a South American Jaguar, the only New World Big Cat, looking so sweet and innocent.. but don’t let that fool you.. she is still a predator.

Scientific Name: Panthera onca
Size: Head and body 3.7-6.1 feet (112-185cm); tail length 1.5-2.5 feet (45-75cm)
Weight: 126-249 pounds (57-113kg)
Distribution: From central Mexico through Central America to Northern Argentina
Habitat: Tropical forest, savanna, scrub, swamps – normally where water is available
Diet: Peccaries, capybaras, tapirs, monkeys, armadillos, river turtles, otters, caimans, and domestic livestock
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 13-15 weeks, female gives birth to 2-4 cubs
Longevity: Up to 12 years (20 in captivity)
Population: Estimated at greater than 10,000
Status: Near Threatened (info from The Big Cats )

  • Complete 10-07-2003 in 13.09 hours spread over 7 days

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeover 7 years ago

    Wow! This is really stunning :)

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 7 years ago

    Thank you so much!! Especially for the “wow”.. like those..

  • Anne2
    Anne2over 7 years ago

    Awesome work, great expression!

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 7 years ago


  • RonniLeigh
    RonniLeighover 7 years ago

    Now this is an adorable face very excellent piece of art!!!!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 7 years ago

    beautiful picture

  • RLHall
    RLHallabout 7 years ago

    Nice work, looks like a photo in the smaller view

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 7 years ago

    Sooo beautiful-gorgeous pastel-work Barbara.

  • cherokee
    cherokeeabout 7 years ago

    adding a WoW,……..x

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 7 years ago

    This is absolutely incredible….Sally xxoo

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