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07-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Here is the 2nd painting.

The sad truth about both of these paintings is that the person who commissioned them saw both of the cats living life free just a month ago, now both Tiger brothers are living in Bopal zoo (prison). The land they lived on is penciled in for a 5 star hotel, and basically they were in the way. By some STRANGE coincidence, both Tigers then got classed as man eaters, so they were captured and removed! Outrage!

It makes the paintings all the more special to me.


Jody Schmidt
07-29-2011, 04:55 PM
This plays upon the tendency to anthropomorphize and personify everything in nature: it is just a tiger looking at the viewer, but I see human personality in his eyes and expression. Of course, tigers have their own personality, and it shares much with us, but in this I see more, stuff that as far as I know only man exhibits. So, this makes use of that urge. It's very good.

07-29-2011, 05:11 PM
Poor tigers :crying: :crying: :crying:

Beautiful work on both already though :thumbsup:

07-29-2011, 06:40 PM
That's absolutely outrageous and so typical of what we are up to on this planet!! Insert a very angry face here!!

Your customer is obviously one of the good guys/gals and long may they reign. Great start Jason.

The almighty dollar! Phooey!

Kathrin G.
07-31-2011, 01:53 AM
Its a sad truth alright and happening everywhere on this planet :crying:
Makes me angry and mad and sad and helpless all at the same time.

Great start Jason :thumbsup:

KD Art
07-31-2011, 06:20 AM
Its a sad truth alright and happening everywhere on this planet :crying:
Makes me angry and mad and sad and helpless all at the same time.

Great start Jason :thumbsup:

Ditto everything Kathrin said. Being acutely aware of conservation issues can be a painful thing when we have little control as individuals over what is happening. Looking forward to seeing the final portraits. Kat

07-31-2011, 08:20 AM
Jason - beautiful start to a painting of this amazing animal. I'll be checking in to see your progress :)

I too am outraged at what's happened to cause these two beautiful cats to be removed to a zoo. It saddens and sickens me to see humans impacting other animal life so negatively. But then again, I don't have to look any further than my own backyard of the USA to see these same types of things in our recent past and in our present...


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10-11-2011, 10:44 AM
here's an update - Sorry about the delay in updating this one, as most of you know I got side lined with ill health, back now and painting though :) here I have added details. Just some refinement etc to finish him off :)



You can see more steps on my blog :)

wildlife art blog (http://wildlifeart.wordpress.com/)

10-11-2011, 11:55 AM
Again, another beautiful piece! Love all those details in there as well.

10-11-2011, 12:08 PM
I love it. So sad they are in a zoo now.

10-11-2011, 12:55 PM
beautiful work! such a sad story though....so tragic that humanity has no regard for wildlife when money is concerned.

10-11-2011, 01:17 PM
Very sad story!
Again an amazing painting!

10-11-2011, 04:53 PM
I just can't get over how soft the fur looks and those eyes!
I love it!

10-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Absolutely stunning :clap: that is all I can say . . Just lost for words.
I can only dream of achieving such realism in a painting. Though hoping after November and I get your book (for my birthday:smug: ) I will pick a few tips up from the master on eyes and fur techniques. Looking forward to your next piece.