A few weeks ago, I demonstrated for the Oadby Art Society in Leicester, painting a tiger in acrylics.
I'd observed the Malaysian tiger at Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, and chose to feature the striped body emerging here and there through a screen of grasses in flickering light, and I imagined its stealthy movement through the undergrowth in search of prey.
They were a very interested group, and enjoyed seeing the tiger grow on the canvas, as well as the information about the use of acrylic paints.
I was conscious that the picture was far from finished on the night, and spent another two days working on it before I was satisfied.
One of the group quoted William Blake's poem "Tiger, Tiger", so I have titled the painting "Burning Bright", and hope it portrays some of the thrill I got from seeing this beautiful creature.