We've just finished working on a personal series of three paintings. I originally decided to try my hand at painting lions and tigers. (And everyone added, "...and bears! Oh my!") At first there was no particular reason other than I hadn't tried painting either one before and I thought it would be interesting. But along the way my focus shifted to the tigers and the intensity of their expression. I painted them softly, almost gently, but let their intensity and strength come through the eyes.