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Aurelius - Original Lion Oil Painting - 100 x 100 cm / 40 x 40"

Aurelius - Original Lion Oil Painting - 100 x 100 cm / 40 x 40"

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A large oil painting featuring an expressively painted lion in golden and red tones emerging from a dark background..

“This is a lion portrait with the ‘ Wow!’ factor. Quite a spine-tingling expression in his eyes, he really makes an impression!

I have called him Aurelius, meaning ‘The Golden One’.

The background is made up of several layers of a rich transparent maroon brown applied over a black base layer. This gives a nice tonal vibrant feel and brings the painting together.

Closer up you can see the texture and brush strokes in gold, brown and maroon, with shining creamy highlights. There are also little touches of blue, purple and teal in the shadows. Step back, and the lion’s watchful eyes follow you around the room! ” _Sue

Below is a time-lapse video showing all of the stages of this painting from start to completion. Oil paintings often take weeks, because of the days of drying time in between layers of paint. Aurelius took around one month to complete



100 X 100 cm / 40 x 40”

Oil painting on a 38mm deep stretched canvas

Unframed, gallery wrapped, ready to hang

International shipping is available - please request a tailored quote, due to size and weight.

Signed certificate of authenticity

Signed by the artist on the front of the piece



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    Prints are made to order and shipped direct to you from the printing lab. Please allow 3-5 working days for production and 1-2 days for the courier delivery.

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    Domestic returns accepted within 30 days of receipt, providing that I am made aware within 14 days of receipt.