The Yawn

The Yawn

5” x 4” , mixed medium on canvas

 

You commonly know the lion as a fierce beast but The Yawn begs to differ. When Diana Joseph started the painting, she drew inspiration from a photograph where a male lion was protecting his partner with his vicious roars. But after the final whiskers were put in place, The Yawn turned the same ferocious lion into a tender creature, with his lolling tongue and rich fur.