• Lions! Oh, my!

    One year ago - By Susan Smolensky

    Oil on cardboard / 53x45
    Strangely enough, this piece of cardboard handled oil paint much differently than the first piece. The surface was slightly rougher and much more absorbent. I do like the subject and the composition but I certainly struggled with the paint application. Here are a few photos from the work in progress:
    Initial drawing in thinned oil paint and the beginning of color.
    Working on the first white lion.
    More progress. At this point I decided to delete the trapeze figures in the background as they were too distracting.
    The foreground figure.
    The lady and her lion
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