This lion cub oil painting is one I’ve had finished, but I haven’t gotten around to posting it on the blog. But then I saw the 3 Muses Nature’s Creatures Challenge posted and thought it would be perfect for that.
Oil painting is quite a lengthy process, which involves building up the paint in several layers. And it dries very slowly, so it’s not something that can be rushed. It’s a very soothing process for me, when I’m painting. Very few things make me feel as peaceful as painting does, and that is a treasure to me…especially since I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like. This lion cub is one of my husband’s favorite pieces.
Just as a bonus, since it fits within the Nature’s Creatures theme, I’m going to add a re-do of a previous oil painting I did. It was a Christmas Cardinal painting I did as a gift for my mother-in-law. So what I did was to take a photo of that and then turn it into a little digital artwork, adding snow falling in the scene, and framing it with a snowy-type digital frame.
We have lots of cardinals in Ohio, though we don’t see them too often this time of year. They’re probably huddled up somewhere trying to keep warm, just like we are.