I wondered what to paint today and then I remembered my friend Carrie Holst's post on her blog about it being the year of the Tiger, according to Chinese Astrology. 2010 is "our" year..Carrie's and mine, because we were both born during the year of the Tiger and here it is again (it comes around every 12 years).
I meant to just do a very quick sketch, but Tigers are in no way simple subjects...and before I knew it I was adding lots more detail than I had anticipated. I'm thinking I will just let it dry and make another pass at it to add better detail and correct some things. He looks a bit too Lion-like color-wise.
I like being a Tiger in Chinese Astrology.
What's not to like?
What are you? Find out your Chinese Zodiac sign here.
Oil on 9 x 12 Canvas panel