Lioness & cubs painting
This painting has been the most difficult and challenging to complete without doubt. I wanted to depict a broad view of the life of lionesses with their cubs without it being a sentimental image. Their lives are intricately woven with the haunting ever present threat of a takeover by marauding males who will kill the prides protector and all the cubs he has fathered. It is a natural cycle of life and death that seems incredibly brutal however the takeover of intruders is all about ensuring that only their genes survive. Eliminating the cubs of the pride causes the females to become fertile again and mate with the intruders who will father the next generation of cubs. This is what I wanted to convey in this painting, a big story on just a small canvas.
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