Tatiana 6" x 6", Transparent Watercolor on Yupo
This was painted in memory of Tatiana, the tiger who had been caged at the S.F. Zoo. The events that transpired that day are still untold, but it seems that Tatiana was being taunted by some punks who were carrying sling shots. She escaped her grotto and behaved like a tiger, killing one guy and tracking down and mauling the other two. So, she was shot and killed. One less tiger this world could not afford to loose. If humans would leave wild life in the wild, where it belongs, tragedies such as this wouldn't happen.
As for this painting, it's my first attempt using Yupo synthetic paper. It was very fun to paint on something that responds like nothing else I've used before. It's almost like painting on glass. The paint pools and can be hard to control. Obtaining tight, photo-realism is not an option using this type of paper.