Monday, April 16, 2012

Locked On-Tiger

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to The Up Close Animal Challenge at DPW posted by Taryn Day.
Taryn wrote: The challenge is to paint a close-up of an animal's face. Use the edges of your panel to crop or frame the face with a minimal amount of background space. Try and figure out what thoughts may be behind those non-human eyes.

I have always enjoyed painting animals' eyes! Eyes are the " Mirror of the Soul". The eyes of animals are actually capable of showing a range of expressions. Plus I had fun with all the colors involved in the coat of this tiger.
I hope you like it.

... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


  1. Stunning, Dean! A truly powerful piece with gorgeous colors. I thought I was seeing a photograph in the thumbnail.

  2. Beautiful colors and expressive eyes ... congratulations, beautiful approach.

  3. A deep glance and beautiful colours, Dean!

  4. I love the cropped version. Beautiful colors on this piece..and of course, wonderful eyes!!

  5. Amazing. I really like the strength
    f color and design but have to admit the eyes catch and hold my attention.

  6. Gosh...Thanks, Sherry! :)

  7. Thank you Mayra and Sylviane!! Much appreciated!

  8. Thanks, Hilad... I,too, like the very close crop on this.

  9. Julie...Thanks very much for your kind comment! Please stop back again. :)


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