Sorry, I know it's been quite a while since I've posted anything. This portrait is part of a group show I'm a part of at the Allan Nederpelt Gallery in Greenpoint Brooklyn. It comes from some visits to the Bronx Zoo where I got to study this cat and his brother and sister up close. They're just about my favorite of the big cats. I enjoyed painting the background and foreground as much as the cub. Something has caught his attention, I had to fight the urge to add a butterfly or something else, I felt it would be too cutesy then. They're already too cute but even this young they can be so regal looking.