Size: 11"h x 14"w
This painting was done mostly with a palette knife for raised, rocklike texture.
Description: the artist's depiction of a rain-filled tinaja, inspired by such places, one namely Hueco Tanks, on the Otero Mesa where she used to go exploring pictographs on a private ranch in the Cornudas Mountains. But never saw a mountain lion. The cat in the painting was an afterthought and a figment of the artist's imagination.
Southern New Mexico's Otero Mesa is the largest and wildest Chihuahuan Desert grassland left on public lands in America. It surrounds the cone-shaped, volcanic Cornudas Mountains. At over 1.2 million acres in size, the area is home to diverse native wildlife species, including mule deer, mountain lion, black-tailed prairie dogs, golden and bald eagles, over 200 species of migratory songbirds, and boasts the state's healthiest and only genetically pure herd of pronghorn antelope.