My wife and I also are fascinated with big (and small) cats because of their personalities and presence. I could tell you study them because your anatomy and the pose was so representative of the cat. My bucket list includes being able to rub heads with a big cat...odd yes, but it would be a memorable experience. We recent watched a report which showed a "hunter" can-hunting lions. It was heart-breaking. The lions are conditioned to come on a signal from the guides so the "hunter" can bag his trophy. In the scene, the best he could do was wound the animal so they had to track it down for the kill. The guide then congratulated him on his kill. Might as well have been shooting then lions in a zoo. Awful.
You for sure have a gift what a wonderful thing. You are amazingly talented!
I also just discovered Painting less than one year ago and I just turned 49. So I am excited like you and planning to do this til the end of day :) So far I have done Acrylics , mainly Oil Paintings and Pencil and Charcoal. I like to do a lot of textured Painting with my Palette knife.
Thanks for the detailed info regarding Scratch Art I am really intrigued and want to try it. I ll let you know how it goes !
Chuck, it's raining and so dark here that it looks like 2:40 AM instead of 2:40 PM, so I appreciate you sending sun and warmth! I might be one of those sun birds...planning a winter road/painting trip but I haven't finalized the details.
My hubby was an engineer for 13 years, and then switched to police officer 2 years ago. His sgt. has a new joke of the day for roll call at 3:00AM! Very few are funny enough to make it back to me ; ).
Thanks for the message Chuck. A few years ago I used my old toys in paintings and I thorally enjoyed myself. I also used to use scratch boards which was very addictive but you are very good at them, I wasn't ...........".
So you live in Yuma. We camped there for a couple weeks a few years ago. Meadview is about 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas. We live near the Grand Canyon Skywalk and near Lake Mead. My focus right now is oils...started The Virtual Artist Academy. I'll watch for your work...let's be artist friends!