“Thinking about Cecil the lion today, and of the countless other endangered animals being poached and hunted across the globe, and it absolutely breaks my heart. Where the instinct to destroy a beautiful living creature like Cecil comes from I will never know. What madness drives a person to kill a creature simply for the joy of killing? If you want to do some good, consider donating to the folks at Wildcru, who were the ones studying Cecil and his pride in order to help come up with new ways to help preserve the species.http://www.wildcru.org/ The piece below was a commission inspired by William Blake’s poem “night”. It’s one of a few lion pieces I have done and is one of my favorite.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently showing a broad range of the major artworks created by celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). His portraits of artists, writers, actors, musicians and close friends showcase the magnificence of his talent for capturing the essence of the subject and his desire to broaden his own capabilities and portraiture, as an art, through continuous experimentation.
I’m back in business, working on a new zodiac project! This first one is for all of you beautiful Pisces out there. Let me know which zodiac sign I should paint next by reblogging with your sign in the tags.