March – In Like A Lion (pencil art)

(Title: “African Queen”,graphite, size 6″h x 9″w – Available)

Winter seems very reluctant to loosen it’s grip on us here in northern New Hampshire, making the transition to Spring still seem a long ways away.  And with four winter storms in as many weeks, March certainly came in “like a lion”, thus the inspiration behind this drawing of an African lioness.  The reference photo I used for my art was provided by the website, Wildlife Reference Photos.  A big thank you goes to Stephanie Swayne for the use of her image!  For a while now, I’ve found myself “drawn” to the wild ones further afield than my usual subject matter.  Maybe it’s because I keep seeing reports about elephants, polar bears and lions (to name a few) on the edge of extinction in our lifetime and the news recently informed us the last wild male white rhino had died.  It would seem we are not being very good stewards of this world!!  So, be on the lookout for more of my future paintings and drawings to feature wildlife threatened with extinction for an exhibit in 2019.  Yes, I’m already planning that far ahead!

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