oil on birch, 2008

Leo has just had sex for a week and feels chuffed, basking in the sun. Like most viewers, I feel Leo's allure. He is self confident, charismatic, and powerful, a true king of the jungle and beyond.
Not only was Leo invigorating and exciting to create, he enabled me to take a leap of faith—that I was feeling more comfortable painting subject-matter other than food.