Well, I know the current name of this piece ("Red Lion") sounds strange. I have had this oil painting shown below done for months ( It had to dry) but has been hidden. This guy is definitely having a bad hair day, but lions generally do. I liken this guy to a recent commercial for music speakers where the TV screen shows a side profile view of modern day male sitting in a black leather arm chair and being 'blown away' by the strong speaker volume coming at him.
My lion is being blown away too... but he doesn't care! After all, he's a male lion... king of the jungle so they say.
Today I get to post the finished product as it is to be gifted this morning to my SECET PAL... in my Wanabes Friendship Quilt Group. At each December meeting/gathering a handmade gift (often but not required to be a quilt) is presented to a member whose name was secretly drawn the Christmas previous. I went off the quilting grid this year... It is so danged hard to keep a secret for 12 months.. so I am elated this morning to be able to show the piece and present it to this months meeting hostess Laurie Lyon of Anaheim Hills, Ca. . Laurie loves red... and her name is Lyon...so why not a red lion. Its a 20 x 20 wrapped canvas oil. I hope she likes it. (Click on photo for enlarged view)