“We saw this beautiful lioness on our first trip out with Jimmy, a fantastic guy who holds a senior position in the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) and a local with an extraordinary story. He was demonstrating the system used for tracking the lions using collars, radar and satellite technologies. We were able to get pretty close using the satellite tech, but had to switch to radar once we got near. It even took Jimmy quite a while to find the pride, as they were all lying out in the long grass. As Jimmy said, “If you were walking out here, you’d walk right into them without seeing a thing.” Quite a startling thought, but one that provided all the inspiration I needed for this tribute to these wonderful creatures.
I draw with Uni-ball biros on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface, I lighten the canvas with a very diluted gesso wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can layer white oil paint over it, or leave the canvas showing through to leave a sepia tone.”
I make all my own frames for my original artworks, I use mouldings of the finest specification, to ensure they match the quality of the art.
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