Monday, February 15, 2010

The Year of the Tiger 2010


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

13 comments:

ArtSparker said...

He looks very alert. You may also have a bit of a mnae suggestion on the right hand side (re lion).

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Celeste,

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am glad to see you painted today and created a very meaningful tiger, your birth symbol. The results are wonderful.

Thank you for the link as I discovered I am an Ox.

Come March 21 we get to celebrate natures New Year and I am looking forward to it.

Wishing you a wonderful start to the week,
Egmont

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste your Tiger ist a force of expressionism!

kiss

-Don said...

Great job with the tiger. The tiger is a perfect symbol for this, the Year of the Don... who was born in the year of the Ox...

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

I, my dear, am the royal pig! Yeppers. LOLOL I love the tiger and think you've captured a most regal and beautiful face! I just love your style, Celeste!

Kathy said...

I see a tiger emerging! It will be wonderful. I'm a "dragon" according to the link you provided. Hmmmm ... where can I find a model for that???

Caio Fernandes said...

life starts where the purple explodes !!
beautiful Celeste !!
so you're a tiger , hein !!
on chinese zodiac i am a cat .
i am a mini you .

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
Thie is soo weird! I went to the circus yesterday and saw planty of tigers, they were the highlight of the show! This morning i found you Tiger. Very expressive as well.

billspaintingmn said...

My nieghbor came over sunday with some food to celebrate the Chinese New Year, She is a wonderful cook, and explained what each "dish" ment.
So you're a tiger, I'll bet you are!
I'm a horse,(of a differnt color)
ha!
Your painting is perfect Celeste!
I like the freshness of it.
Many times I wish I would have left it alone, not added to it.
Your tiger "reads" nicely on my
screen.
Do what you want, but want what you do! Happy New Year!!

Sheila said...

Love the unique colors you used and those awesome eyes of your tiger. You're right, Tiger is a great year. Horses like me need to trot carefully around you.

Luisa said...

complimenti e auguri per un buon 2010. luisa

Pam Flanders said...

Very fun to read and look up the family...I knew I was a Dragon but fun to read the descriptions again. I'm liking your daily choices of subject matter. Didn't get to paint today you'll see why at my blog spot tonight go Tigers!

Lokelani Forrest said...

The Tiger is my favorite wild animal. They are majestic and beautiful and someday I would like to paint them. I really like what you've done here.