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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Zoo Faces, 1st in a Series - 'Green Eyed Lady' Tiger and a Video, too!

I started a new series called 'Zoo Faces.' Two years ago, we went to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha and I took hundreds of reference photos. Well, I'm finally getting around to doing something with them. 'Green Eyed Lady' is the first in the series. The tigress was laying in the corner of her cage. She looked so sad. We found out later that she had lost her cubs and must have been in mourning for them.

 'Green Eyed Lady' 6" x 6" Acrylic
When I paint, the artwork takes on its own persona, coming to life on the canvas before me. Below is a video I made showing the tiger from initial drawing to completion.
Video of 'Green Eyed Lady' coming to life

'Green Eyed Lady' reference photo
The tiger is painted with acrylics on 6" x 6" x 3/4" gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Using eye screws and picture wire, she is ready to hang and has been sealed with a brush-on satin varnish. Just hang and enjoy!


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