Tall Lion King
The full figure of a somber lion paces forward against a green mountain background and periwinkle blue sky. Mountain. Gold, Yellow, Purple, Green, Blue. Large Painting by artist Donald Ryker in textured expressionist impressionist art style with unique impasto glaze technique.
This full figure lion is the first time I charcoal sketched using my hard hat. I am really pleased with the perspective and feeling of being in mid-step, This lion has a lot of texture and you can see the depth in the mane and body. I used many layers of glaze in many colors to create the dark and light fur. I used neutralized tones in the background to create distance. It is a very upbeat cheerful day in the sky, but there is a very somber look on his face. That seems very appropriate with all the danger to this species at this time. —Donald Ryker
Original Painting $9,600