Courage, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 x 3 cm
I will take courage. I will face this day with strength and profound love for my family. I have the heart of a lion and I will not be broken, I have earned my right to roar…Courage.
Courage is a contemporary painting using abstract expressionist techniques juxtaposed against fine art detail. The painting is full of dynamic energy and texture. Courage has been created using free movement of fluid paint to define the shape of the lion then enhanced with strong palette knifed areas of colour. Thickly applied strokes of oil paint represent the shaggy mane of the big cat whilst small gold flecks add depth and interest to the painting. The painting is bold and vivid and captures strength and courage in the lions poise. Courage is ready to hang