It was a big surprise when I've found out that "Finding Felicity" won in the CPAL Featured Artist Contest. It's my first time winning in the expert category and with a Canson/Bruynzeel award to go along with it. Yay!
Here's a very nice review from a distinguished artist:
"Mother love in the most beautiful way! I love this! She's so vast and sweet, her cub so cute and trusting. Clambering all over mom's back. Beautiful color harmony and exquisite composition, great rendering, I could wander through this painting for hours. Love the perfect textures and anatomy. you captured the softness of her fur under her chin, the stiff whiskers, the cub's soft flexible paw, everything has such depth and richness! The greens in the background form a good impression of the forest without distracting from the tigers, the key on the log in the foreground is a potent symbol. They're free, they're not locked up, the key theirs. Wonderful little gothic touch to a glorious nature painting. I love it." ---Robert A. Sloan