T is for tiger
23.5 x 23.5 x 2.5 inches
oil and collage on cradled panel
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
In this painting, I juxtaposed the image of the tiger with a cropped, decorative background, based on a vintage label. The tiger is painted in a way that looks almost like a portrait. Because of the tiger and the background, the feeling is reminiscent of old vintage posters and labels. This particular painting began with a layer of background collage, which was later painted over. The large letter "T" was added later, and provided the inspiration for the title for the painting.