13.5" X 20"
Original Oil by Linda Besse
I usually have a working title in mind while I paint. Sometimes that title becomes the final title as it did here. There were many unexpected elements I was playing with.
The story of Daniel in the Lions' Den is unexpected. He certainly should have perished, and rather quickly.
Rubens' choice of size and the number of lions is unexpected.
When one sees Rubens' painting hanging in the National Gallery of the Smithsonian, it feels unexpectedly large and impressive.
Okay, yes. There is a lion walking in the museum. THAT is unexpected.
Thanks for keeping me company and following along on this challenging painting. I believe my next piece might be a bit more simple.