'Lions and Cubs'2016
12" diameter x 8" high
This major piece was commissioned after the client had seen my 'Elephants' lampshade. She asked me to make a similar one with lions and cubs going all round the shade. It was quite a challenge, the drawing on its own taking over a week to complete.
Even more of a challenge was the order of the colours. I needed soft browns for the lionesses and cubs and tawny and dark browns for the male lions. I was aware I also needed to throw in a green in the middle for the grass - a tricky task. I was very bold with the crackled sky. As with the elephants I worked terracotta into the cracks to get that African heat haze.