"Royal Repose"


Oil on linen.


24" x 20"



Royal Repose

  • The cool glow of the morning light on this lion's mane cast beautiful pinks and purples and gave a sense of peace and tranquility.
    This beautiful male lion was resting in the early morning light after a night of unknown adventures on Kenya's Maasai Mara.
    This piece is available as a limited edition of 50 stretched canvas prints, hand signed and numbered.
    It may also be purchased as open edition prints on paper, metal, wood or acrylic.

    The original oil painting on linen canvas is AVAILABLE!

    This handsome lion was named "Caesar" by researchers on the Masai Mara in Kenya.  He was in his prime when I photographed him and I can see why lions are called the "King of Beasts".

    The male lions chief role is defending territory and females from other males.  Size is thus an advantage and the mane gives the appearance of greater size. Confrontations between rival males are often settled before fighting takes place with the smaller male perceiving his disadvantage and retreating before coming to blows.  The mane also protects against the claws and teeth of an opponent should fighting occur.

    I have pledged a portion of all sales of this piece and its giclee reproductions to the African Widlife Foundation.  Together we can make a difference!


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