The Final Day – Tiger. Day 30 of 30 in 30

Watercolor Tiger

This is quite an emotional moment.   The final day.   I’ll write a longer piece tomorrow but this month has been fantastic fun and I’ve gained more than I thought possible in many ways.   I thought I’d end where I started with a tiger.   Isn’t she magnificent?

And here’s where I started :

Cat – Day 18 of 30 in 30

My first cat (lions and tigers don’t count).    I’ve shied away from cats as fur is HARD and I’ve also seen a lot of really bad cat paintings which puts me off.   But I think this one has turned out rather well.   This is mainly ultramarine and burnt sienna with just a dash of cad orange for the eye and alizarin for the nose.

Tiger – getting a head start

I’ve signed up for

Leslie Byrd Saeta’s

 ’30 paintings in 30 days’ challenge.   Now I have it on good authority from

Bobbi Heath

 that we can get a head start on this and paint a few to have ‘in the bag’ as it were.  If I were going to be critical I would say that the drawing’s a little ‘off’ but pretty happy all in all.



And the finished tiger.    After sleeping on it Ive decided i dont like it –  too cartoonish and the colors are dul especially the darks.   it does give me more of an idea about the next one though.

Half way – feeling pretty good

The under washes.