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03-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the great ref photos, Jean! :)

I have a feeling this ol' boy is going to be pretty popular. I noticed, before posting this, that Connie and Valri both did the lion. They pointed out that the second lion has left the scene in their pieces. Maybe they're down at the Lion's Club tipping a few with mine! :lol:

This is oil on 5x7 hardboard.
I posted a progression on my blog (http://deanos-den.blogspot.com/) if anyone is interested.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting! :)

Done at 2 hrs.

Close ups


Valri Ary
03-03-2012, 02:33 PM
I like the change of BG....and it looks like a hot breeze is blowing over Mr Popular....
YUP, I think yours, mine and Connie's missing lions are out completing the circle of life somewhere....lol

Vivien Maloney
03-03-2012, 02:36 PM
Great lion portrait Deano! I like the different background.

03-03-2012, 03:24 PM

03-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Lovely lazy lion. Like the tree branch overhead and the sun shining down.

03-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Great brushwork! Is there another painting beneath?:)

03-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks, Valri, Viv, EP, and Connie!

I think yours, mine and Connie's missing lions are out completing the circle of life somewhere....lol
Boy's night out! :lol: :lol:

Is there another painting beneath?
No painting underneath, Connie. What you're seeing is gesso applied with a palette knife. I left the palette knife ridges for texture beneath the paint.

03-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Great painting again Deano - love the background - and the lion of course!

03-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Deano, love those thick strokes and that beautiful lion, and as long as they don't come to my neck of the woods they can ramble all night long :lol:

03-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Hi Dean, great painting as usual. I went to your blog and enjoyed the visit immensely. I followed the link to DPW and got lost. Such welath of talented artists there!

Charlie's Mum
03-04-2012, 08:12 AM
Juicy, thick, scrumptious paint strokes! Nice:D

I like him snoozing in the hot sun - peacefully:D

03-04-2012, 11:22 AM
This just blows me away!! I love the light on his fur!! Love the lions having drinks at the Lion's Club!! **giggling**

03-04-2012, 12:04 PM
He is a beauty and I love the BG! LOL on the Lion's Club!

Joan T
03-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Wonderful color and texture!!!

03-04-2012, 08:14 PM
I agree - wonderful colors and texture. Great job.

03-04-2012, 08:16 PM
so yummy and so beautiful all at once!~

03-04-2012, 10:03 PM
There is a dignity.

03-05-2012, 07:35 AM
Gorgeous painting as always Deano

03-05-2012, 10:19 AM
I like that your lion left the security of his cave to soak up the sun, maybe after tipping a few??
great strokes,

03-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Good thing he didn't go to the Moose Lodge. :lol: Great painting as always. Love your texture.

Leya Lakshmanan
03-07-2012, 11:32 AM
loved the strokes!

03-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Deano...I am big fan of the texture..well rendered as usual!