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 Jaguar & Collared Peccaries (1994)

Oil on masonite
32" x 42"
 The lighting and colors of deciduous tropical scrub forest during the dry season, when many of the trees have lost their leaves, are quite peculiar unto themselves and inspired me to try to characterise them with this sort of "hyper-pointilism" technique. In this scene, which is meant to be evocative of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, the region where I saw my only wild jaguar (Panthera onca), one of these great cats prepares to charge a group of the piglike collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu).