Sleeping Cougar (original) watercolor by Paul J Sweany
This transparent watercolor is an excellent example of the artist's life-long love of wild cats. Painted in 1988, during the height of the artist's long career (1940's through early 2000's), Sleeping Cougar is both peaceful and powerful. The fur appears so soft, you can almost feel it, contrasted by the sharpness of its retracted claws and rocky pillow.
The image size is 8x8", and is double matted in the original warm-toned, dark wooden frame to 16.75x16.75" (frame has a couple nicks in the upper left corner).