originals

Below is a selection of originals. If interested in purchasing, please call or e-mail for pricing.

phone (979) 247-4700 email: sallychristinemaxwell@gmail.com

All images are copyright Sally Maxwell, please request permission to use. Please forgive the image quality, scratchboard artwork notoriously does not photograph well and many of these have not been scanned.

Originals Available

king.jpg

16x20 Colored Ink Marker

Introducing one of the first in a new medium I am experimenting in. It is Colored India Ink Markers which can be treated like a regular black scratchboard when the initial full colored drawing is dry. All of the detail is then available in HD super color! This Magnificent Bighorn Ram is just the beginning. Please let me know what you think.

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Chance Encounter.jpg

18" tall x 24" wide

December finds the rut in full force in the Northern section of the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness. A friend of mine surprised these two while he was fishing a secluded stream. They watched him with as much wonder as he watched them. They stayed around long enough for him to snap a great photo capture off. I have tried my best to replicate it using India Ink Markers and scratchboard techniques. This is a brand new medium which I LOVE!

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Bipolarjpeg 10 wide.jpg

24' tall by 60" wide cradled

This piece serves multiple purposes. I always like to show the difference between a subject on a black background versus one on white so others can grasp the intensity of color that happens when it is surrounded by black. This piece is also a bridge between a new medium that I am looking in to using more often, Markers with India Ink in them that can be used on the white clay base for scratchboard and then cut back and redrawn like the black surface. I am loving it! It is totally drawing, no painted washes of color involved at all. My inner Van Gogh is...

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sad eye_24x36.jpg

24" wide by 36" tall

I know it's been done before but it is truly a challenge to do it in scratchboard. Keeping the crack lines on the hide black while removing the lighter areas is harder than anything one does in the medium. Fur and feathers are very easy, so I am working toward my ultimate challenge of a full sized Elephant.

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Chardonnay Monkey 300 dpi sally maxwell.jpg

24" tall x 18" wide

This young Vervet looks not to be old enough to drink, but all ages are known to steal your drinks while you are not watching them and on Safari. The wine is well paired with my favorite water crackers and Aged Parmesan, Smoked Gouda and Brie (Triple creame, of course). Yum

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Mojito Monkey jpeg.jpg

24' tall x 18" wide

This very Mod Colobus Monkey is number nine in my series and looks the 'Metro' part. It is only fitting that he sports a chic modern drink, especially because he is a leaf eater!

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Pina Colada jpeg.jpg

24" tall x 18" wide

Number seven in my Monkey business is a fun Lemur, basking in the tropical sunshine with his very 'beachy" drink, umbrellas and all.

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lovely bongos_36x36.jpg

36" wide by 36" tall

Mathew McConnahey where are you. This piece was done to commemorate his nude bongo playing in South Austin. Not really but I did put in a very tribal design that looks as if it would be found on a drum. These Bongos were from the Sanctuary at Fossil Rim outside of Dallas. They really are a handsome pair.

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Rhino_10 inches 72 dpi rgb.jpg

36x36

This wonderful Mother and child symbolize the sad state of the Rhino population. On our second trip to South Africa, I snapped a photo of this pair. I was so thrilled when I returned to Kruger Park for our third trip two years later to see them still in the same area. They had not been poached!

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coming down.jpg

12"wide by 24"tall

A female leopard was treed by two males, whose intentions she was not interested in. The older male "Sandriver" realized this quickly and left but it took the younger one a bit to understand so she could finally leave her tree.

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looking for work.jpg

24"wide by 36" tall

Oxpeckers usually do a wonderful job of picking the bugs off of many plains game in Africa, but this is not a live animal, therefore a comment on unemployment in the USA when a giant dies.

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you talkin to me.jpg

36"wide by 24" tall

It's all in the look......you almost want to say "sorry I disturbed you". This is another of my primitive designs combined with African wildlife and I love them more every time I do one. I need to do Native American designs with our own wildlife as well.

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america 2011.jpg

36' wide by 24" tall

This was used as a partially completed piece to illustrate how scratchboard is done, but actually is a comment on the paranoia pervading the country, a feeling of "what is going to happen next and where is it coming from?"

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the guys 72.jpg

36" wide by 24" tall

Although now named "The Guys" because the subjects were male, I had first named it "The Girls" in honor of my two partners from my Art Gallery in Illinois. I had somehow captured the spirit of each of us and our special relationship.

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buzzards, monday morning at the betty ford.jpg

60" wide by 24" tall
 When I hunted in old Mexico, every morning I would have Buzzards come down off their roost to dry off from the night before. They would spread their wings and wait for the sun. I caught this group landing on my gate and thought it would be a nice group. The title means "a bunch of old Buzzards drying out", get it?

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big dog chahuahua.jpg

triptych 56" wide by 24" tall

This is just the beginning of my "Big Dog" series of larger than life portraits of dog faces. The ears are detachable and each of the parts are actually boxes with scratchboard on the one surface. Very unusual. It made it into the Society of Animal Artists' Annual Show and is currently touring the nation going from one museum to another. Always thinking on the box, not outside of it!

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some days a couple of kids really get your goat.jpg

24"wide by 18" tall

When my first two grandkids were young, I took them to an apple orchard to pick apples with out their parents for the first time. We rode the hay wagon, picked apples, then went to a petting zoo on the farm. I certainly can relate to the whole scene after that day. I was pooped and they were too.

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one two three.jpg

3 boxes each 8" by 10"

When a pine tree died in our yard, we decided to leave it for the golden fronted woodpeckers to use. They searched all around the tree before finding the perfect spot to build a nest. This shows the male in his progress digging out the cavity. Soon all you could see was his feet! They raise a family in the hole every year.

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fa common canna.jpg

24"wide by 60" tall

I had the best luck with this species of flower. It took over my whole first flower garden. It liked me, it really liked me. I have converted to many other species now, but the rhizomes seem to like me best.

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fa iris. orchid iris.jpg

24" wide by 48" tall

I really think that Irises are every bit as beautiful and sensual as Orchids are. Their simplicity and color range is equal and, from a design point of view, I think nature created them equal.

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a small chambered nautilous.jpg

36" wide by 30" tall

I have the actual shell that posed for this piece, but I dropped it and it shattered. I have glued it back together, but it will never be the same. I love the design that nature makes.

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yin yang.jpg

36" wide by 24" tall

We wanted to try Koi in our small waterlily pond, but went with the less expensive and more adaptable Goldfish first to try it out. Good thing we did because the Raccoons ate them and the pond got green quickly so we converted it to a fountain/reflecting pond that we can add chlorine to and keep clean.

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african cape buffalo jpeg.jpg

13" wide by 13" tall

All of these pieces are also available as silk scarves. I am so happy I found my old designs and added new animal images to them. The tribal patterns on each reflect the feeling of each individual animal.

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african leopard jpeg.jpg

13" wide by 13" tall

I designed the border for this in 1997 but was able to put one of my own lion photos in it instead of the one I had designed in 2014.

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african gorilla jpeg.jpg

13"wide by 13"tall

Handsome as he is, most would not think of him as pretty yet the designs from 1997 sure make him. I enjoyed taking primative symbols from tribal designs and making them into the corner inserts.

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african hippo jpeg.jpg

13" wide by 13" tall

One of my designs from 1997 which I completed in 2014. I sure enjoyed doing these then as well as now.

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cottonwood reflection big.jpg

24" wide by 18" tall

During my "Reflections" period, I photographed many bodies of water. This was the entry bridge to Cottonwood Park in Richardson, TX, that led into the semi-annual art show there. It was one of my favorite shows and settings. Ducks usually swam along with geese on this pond creating wonderful images.

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chicago shark tank reflection big.jpg

24" wide by 18" tall

Chicago's Shed Aquarium yielded this unusual reflection. It is actually looking up at the surface of the water with the lights reflecting on it. If you look carefully you can make out one of the sharks!

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port o'conner reflection.jpg

24" wide by 18" tall

I don't know any time of day and any other place that is more peaceful and beautiful but dawn on the ocean. We fish out of Port O'Conner and bait up in the canal. The light was just catching the water when I snapped a photo that I interpreted for this piece. I can almost smell the salt air when I look at it.

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sunshine on my shoulders.jpg

24" tall by 36" wide

We followed this magnificent Male for several hours as he called for a female. He eventually found her, but she was not receptive so he treed her. Great photos of her in the setting sun came from that encounter.

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 2.jpg

16" tall x16"wide

I am fortunate to have a large breeding flock of wild Turkeys who have chosen to live on Last Drop Ranch. They strut and pose for me all of the time now. I am learning a great deal about their habits and enjoying their company.

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Love It or Leave It_18x60 rgb 10 inches @ 72 DPI (2).jpg

18' wide by 60" tall

On our trip to Alaska I took many photos of our National symbol. Not wanting to be trite and copy a photo exactly, I decided to put together a scenario. After listening to the news, big mistake, I thought there were way too many complainers out there who did not have solutions and this image came to mind.

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crock.jpg

18" x 72"

SOLD This piece of work was one of my biggest challenges lately. I can do hair and feathers in my sleep but the tiles on this ancient looking creature really tested me and my patience. He (and she) turned out quite nicely finally.

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Preying_36x18 rgb 10 @ 72 DPI.jpg

18" tall by 36" wide

Another great pose by my favorite Big Cat model. I am always pleased to see the wild ones doing exactly the same thing their tame domestic counterparts do on a daily basis. Love my kitties.

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hook em big.jpg

36"wide by 72" tall

This is a piece I wanted to do at the right time and I saved it until I thought I was finally healed from my open heart surgery. It is kind of a YES moment. We hooked one of these beauties off of Cabo, but never got him to the boat. Means we have to go back, right?

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right at ya.jpg

18"wide by 60" tall

Luckily I have taken many photos of this cheetah walking towards me, because everyone seems to want a piece like this. The first one sold immediately and I had disappointed clients. I hope now to fill their needs. Here he is again.

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quiet swan.jpg

18" wide by 24" tall

When we were delivering a piece of artwork, we noticed this swan swimming around in circles. Never found out if it's leg was injured or it just did it because it was bored and the lake was small, but he actually had one foot up on his back! Interesting.

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all ears.jpg

24"wide by 18" tall

We were fortunate enough on our first trip to South Africa's Kruger Park to happen on a group of 5 wild dogs. We got to observe them for close to an hour do everything dogs do. Then we found out how lucky we really were because they are so endangered. Farmers hate they and kill them any way they can. I'm surprised no-one has been selling their beautiful coats as furs.

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spotted 2.jpg

18" wide by 60" tall

I chose to add my tribal patterning to this piece to emphasize the grass and spots. I adore the primitive feeling of the fabrics and artwork that come from the hearts of the African people and pay tribute to that when I feel it is pertinent.

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big blue.jpg

18x24 tall

Blue Herons are a familiar bird the world over. Beautiful in flight or standing, they always amaze me.

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elegance.jpg

36" wide by 24" tall

After visiting the Ranch of a friend to photograph horses, I ended up choosing this particular one because it reminded me of the owner, very prim and proper.

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baby elephant bath.jpg

36" wide by 24" tall

I was working on two new techniques in this piece, flowing water and getting wrinkles on the hide (skin) in preparation for larger works. This piece led into one entitled "Hook 'em" and another called "Come on In".

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champagne monkeys big.jpg

18" wide by 24" tall

"Celebrate Life" is the phrase I used when I sent this image out for my annual Holiday Greeting card. Actually this is one of my ongoing Monkey Business series, but special because I love champagne and had something to celebrate that year. I had escaped death and caught a problem early.

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Lookin Foxy_18x60 (LA+R) (280.00 dpi) (2014_11_18) (209).jpg

18" wide by 60" tall

This red fox was about to drink from the lake when something caught his eye above. I actually wanted to title this Narcissus before the fall, but thought that was too long. Lots is going on here. The reflection is distorted but beautiful, nonetheless. Often this is how we think of our selves.

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mama and baby longhorn.jpg

36"wide by 36" tall

My brother has a small herd that I use for photo reference and this scene appealed to me for several reasons. Normally you only see big males with really long horns in artwork and this is a female with a baby. I think this scene captures the love and strength of the parent with the shyness of the child.

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picking on me.jpg

24" by 24"

Vervet Monkeys are the best entertainment. They are little thieves as well. They do have a wonderful social/family life and this shows a young grooming it's elder. I love it because my daughter is always picking on me, trying to improve me. I know it is out of love!

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bloody mary monkey.jpg

18" wide by 24" tall

You have to have a morning monkey if you are going to have a complete series. This guy is the sixth in the series that I add to each year. It has been as much fun for me to research the subject matter as it is for you to see the results.

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delicately balanced.jpg

18" wide by 72" tall
A young Thompsons' Gazelle is my subject here and I took the liberty to put all of her hooves together on top of the pinnacle. The piece was done during a tile when my Husband was recovering from surgery and I didn't know whether to nag him to do what the Doctor ordered or not, therefore being in a very precarious position. She is me.

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better cropped Intent.jpg

18" x 36" tall

We watched this magnificent male for quite a while last trip to Kruger Park. He marked territory by spraying and then scraping the grass with both his front and then hind legs traveling at a very intent pace all the while. He also muttered a wonderful low roar the whole time. Our guide told us he was telling all of the other animals that he was not hungry and just was there looking for a female. We watched him sit for a while in the road with a while herd of anxious Impalas watching him. I got great photos of that and you can bet it will be a drawing sometime as well....

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what is it.jpg

24"tall by 30" wide

I keep finding more and more things that all species of cat seem to have in common. They are so curious and catch every movement and sound and freeze, waiting to see if they need to take action. I caught that here.

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legend of the bear unframed.jpg

18" x 18"

I actually met this guy several years ago in upper Minnesota, but wanted to design a native American style pattern to suit him. I love my African primitive designs combined with their animals and wanted to honor our earliest artists with some featuring our own continent's animals. I like the way it is going!

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Below is a selection of originals in private collection. We offer a Secondary Market for collectors where we broker resale of originals, if the owner is interested in selling. If you see a piece you are interested in, please inquire with Sally about it's availability.

phone (979) 247-4700 email sallychristinemaxwell@gmail.com

In Private Collections

sunrise,south rim.jpg

16 inches wide by 20 inches tall

This is one of the first pieces I attempted using colored India Ink Markers on while Claybord. That is the substrate for the traditional black Scratchboard. It only comes in 48 colors and to blend one must erase a some of the 100% pigment and then cover it with more transparent pigment of the color to be added. It is very complicated and I do not think I can teach this method to anyone. I love the results and will do more. The reference photos for this work were from our helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and these two greeted us when we sat the...

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quenching a thirst.jpg

18" wide by 24' tall.
This very thirsty Lion defended his kill all night from Hyenas. Irving Art League awarded this piece a second in the 2011 National Wildlife Exhibition.

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let me tell you something.jpg

24" wide by 48" tall
Secrets seem to be being shared here between the elder Zebra and the young one. They are some of my favorite subject matter when on safari in Africa.

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rockey racoon.jpg

12" by 12" My dear husband loves to feed these critters dog food so he can watch them out our front door each night. They ARE cute. 

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sacred solitude.jpg

24" wide by 36" tall
I am loving these designs I am dreaming up for the newest work. They seem to be appealing to you as well, because I only have one left. I am working on more, don't worry.

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whoa!.jpg

36"wide by 18" tall
I do not know who was more surprised, the Lynx or me, but it sure made for a great photo. I played with a different type of removal method on the stone in this piece as well.

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brown nose.jpg

24" by 24"
Who would think a Wart Hog could make an attractive piece of art? I did. Again, more of the primative designs used here.

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meercat boxes.jpg

6 boxes of various sizes
My favorite creation of 2011 has to be these guys. It sold immediatly. Each box can be moved so it is completely interactive art. I used gold leaf for the dirt areas which made them sooooo elegant.

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watchin' and waitin'.jpg

18" wide by 24" tall
Cats are my most favorite animal. We own 4, or rather they own us. The Big Cats are just that except they can kill you, but they have all of the same actions.

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tiger face.jpg

12" by 12'
I used to put predatory animals in profile so as not to frighten any viewer, but I have learned how to make them strong but not fierce.

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her majesty.jpg

12" wide by 24" tall
I think that the Crowned Crane is one of the most beautiful of the birds. Her crown glows in the sun.

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cry of the rockies.jpg

48" by 48"
I can just hear the sound of his bugle when I look at this piece. 

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long tall african flipped.jpg

24" wide by 60" tall
I think the title tells it all. The long undulating neck seems to be the focus of giraffedom. I know they have long legs but so do many other species.

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african zebra.jpg

12" by 12"
This is one in a series I designed many years ago for collector plates. I really enjoyed researching the patterns for the borders and this series led to my new one 20 years later.

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african giraffe.jpg

12" by 12"

Another in the series. You can see my transformation if you look at the current pieces using native patterns. I am a lot less fussy now.

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african cheetah.jpg

12" by 12"

One more in that series. I still love them, but I am not there anymore, I've changed.

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cheetah face.jpg

10" wide by 8" tall

He still does not seem like he wants to attack, but he does seem fairly stern.

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nuzzling.jpg

This delightful baby Donkey had such a distinctive pouf of white hair on his forehead. Everyone in his whole herd loved him and someone always seemed to be nuzzling him.

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expectant.jpg

I LOVE big cats and had the chance to meet this guy, who posed for quite a few photos. You will see him again.

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fawn cropped and fixed.jpg

18" wide by 24" tall

Last year we were able to see quite a few newborns due to the drought and no grasses but this year we had to really search to find them.

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once every 100 years.jpg

24" wide by 36" tall

They really bloom more often and it is with mixed feelings I see them bloom, for the mother plant dies soon after that. She has usually produced many many small plants that can be then divided and produce many more. We have a complete nursery with lots of them on a sand hill right now. Wish I knew how to make Tequilla.

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profile of a young buffalo.jpg

24" wide by 24" tall

This guy is so clean and unmatted you can tell he is young and hasn't had a lot of experiences. His horn size kind of gives that away as well. Ah youth.

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bobcat face.jpg

11" wide by 14" tall

This cat lives in out neighborhood. He visits my studio often, but one day my husband spotted him crossing the road into the property as he was leaving for work. That gave me enough time to set up my camera with the good lens on it before he traveled the game trail by my windows. He actually stopped at a hollow tree and performed for me for about 10 minutes. Lots of great photos.

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