Prowling Lion

Lions have such a presence. I really like painting them and showing their power and peacefulness. Those two qualities seem at odds with each other so it’s very intriguing to paint. This fellow is in motion, walking through the snow. I can imagine his muffled footsteps. His gaze is intently focused on his destination. I painted the base color with a range from yellow to blue that took me through many shades of green. Then I glazed with yellows, oranges, purples, and blues. The dark main was in shades of red and orange, then glazed with blues and purples. I chose a blue background color to reflect the icy blue of snow. You can see the original on display in the collectors home. Doesn’t it look great in that setting? Enjoy. – Donald Ryker


Additional information

Original Art

Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24 x 1.75"

Black sides etc.

21 x 14" Print on Paper

Archival Paper and Ink
1.5" white board
Ready for mounting

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16.5 x 11" Canvas Print

Flat Premium quality canvas
3 inch black border
Ready for stretching on your frame

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