This oil painting is a statement using my recent sketching time in the Serengeti, and the idea of social distancing in our world. The three cubs have been left by their mother and aunties in the scarce shade under a solitary tree, there to wait for their return, and hopefully , be led to a meal. The new Spring green, harbinger of a time of plently for all, brackets the cool shade, while the cubs, though separate, maintain a light touch with each other.
This could be a metaphor of how I feel during the lockdown, keeping a light touch of my own with my circle of friends and family.
The initial sketch is done in charcoal and graphite, very loosely, and meant to establish value and gesture to define the moment. Many layers of transparent oil are built, one over the other, using color to establish depth and space.
Giclee Dimensions: 30" x 60" Giclee Print $1200