oil and collage on cradled panel
Original oil painting.
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
The painting is based on a photo of mine, taken of one the lion guardians in front of a Chinese temple. In China, there are typically 2 lions that stand guard, one male and one female. While each look similar, the male lion has a paw on a sphere, the female lion has her paw on a lion cub. If you look carefully, you can see some of the original collage layer showing through in some areas. I liked the idea of the beauty of the statue sort of spreading out into space, represented by the decorative element that merges in and out of the lion.