Finished at last this incredibly challenging oil painting that I started before Xmas. There were times when I was tempted to give it away but I'm glad I forged ahead to overcome the many obstacles I encountered. Very early I discovered how hard it was to look at all those spots, then the next issue was getting the age of the cubs correct, then it was the background ! My ambitions to paint a leopard might be put on hold for awhile, I don't think I could deal with spots again for quite some time. Perhaps the next work will be a tiger, stripes instead !