Friday, 14 March 2014

Lion ACEO in acrylics

I love the intensity of this lions eyes.    I started off with a Burnt Umber/ Raw Sienna background which worked rather as the base colour for the lions fur.

I am planning on painting some more lions. I  took some photos of  white lions including some very adorable cubs when visiting Tasmania last year. They are on my growing list of paintings to do - my list is up to around the 30 mark now and I keep adding to it but I will eventually get around to painting them. 

Lion measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm Smooth Arches Watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Gary Jones for the reference photo.