Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Lion Does Not Sleep Tonight

When I Look In Your Eyes
African Lion

Another in my series of paintings that focus on the eyes of one of God's most amazing creatures.  The look in the lion's eyes says it all, much better than I ever could.  He is beautiful, he is powerful, and he is not tame.  Not really.  Not in his heart, where it really counts. He knows who he is.  No matter what man may think of his own importance, no matter how he tries to control his surroundings, the lion will always be The King of Beasts.  And that is as it should be.

This painting is pastel on Ampersand Pastel Board. 8 x 10.  It was listed on Art Helping Animals on Monday night and has already been purchased. 20% of the sale will be donated to Tabby's Place - A Cat Sanctuary, because inside every kitty beats the heart of a lion.


Sniffles and Smiles said...

I can see why it sold so fast!! It is SPECTACULAR! I LOVE IT!!!! You are simply amazing! Love, Janine XO

Pierro said...

This is so beautiful, and you have expressed it well in both art form and words.
God is so good to us. Few acknowledge or appreciate it.
Mom calls me her tiny tiger.

happy week-end

Sniffles and Smiles said...

P.S. I wish this had not sold so quickly...sigh...I am jealous of the individual so privileged as to own it. :-) Is there any chance you could start posting some of your work on Red Bubble? Then, people could buy prints if the originals were already sold :-) Love you, Janine XO

dellartist said...

Pierro, Thanks for the kind words. I am sure you are very much like a tiny tiger. But you are probably also a sweet little kitty sometimes.

Thanks, Janine. I hadn't heard of Red Bubble, but I will definitely check into it.

Beloved Paintings said...

I have Janine to thank for finding you...WOW...amazing art!

dellartist said...

Thanks so much, Lee. Love your work as well. And thanks, Janine.

Anonymous said...

I would have liked to buy a copy of it, even just a photo or poster as inspiration