Just a couple of close ups of the orchids for you to appreciate. The idea is that there are yellow and white orchids on one side of the Tiger and pinks and purples on the other. That way if you have him in your garden you can turn him around and have a different look!
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As with Just Joey the first painting to be done is to give Tiger some character. So he has a face and tail. Just the first few coats. The last job to be done will be whiskers so that’s one to look forward to. I do have a little helper this year. Nicky helped me do some of the fancy footwork on Just Joey and she’s volunteered for the same job on Tiger. So look out for those Tiger Feet!
Day one was the preparation – a couple of coats of a nice matte undercoat. Then begins the drawing. Tiger will display a selection of orchids – Phalaenopsis, Miltonia, Oncidium and a beautifully structured Paphiopedilum. Along with lots of foliage we hope he will look truly stunning.
This blog started with the creation of an elephant, Just Joey, and now it continues with the creation of a Tiger.
Elephant Family contacted me in back in January and asked if I’d like to do another animal for them this year. As Just Joey was such a pleasure to do and he was much enjoyed by the public I was only too happy to be involved.
Life has delayed my starting this glorious animal but things are well under way now. He doesn’t have a name yet so we’ll just call him Tiger. Like Just Joey he will be an animal walking through flowers. This time I’ve chosen Orchids as they’re jungle flowers and appropriate to the event – Jungle City.