Acrylic on tripled primed / stretched acid free medium grain cotton canvas 'Relaxed' is an original Acrylic painting of a Leopard cat (Panthera pardus) from the Sabi Sand Willdtuin (game reserve), Lowveld of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Relaxed in the early morning sun high up on the trees where they keep a watch for easy pray. The leopard population is spread across a wide range, in sub Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. Sadly this cat is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list. The relaxed posture of a leopard perched on a tree branch is caught in exquisite detail and color. His eyes fixed on an unknown destination as he lays calmly and peacefully in comfort and control. The creator has blended the animal into the habitat skillfully while paying much attention to the emotion that is conveyed by a gaze that cannot be ignored. The powerful sketch of the eyes and facial characteristics of the beast is vividly portrayed in this picture.