I have finally finished the Sumatran Tiger, which has been on and off the easel for about six weeks. I will probably still fiddle with the fur detail for a bit longer before I am satisfied (if you ever are satisfied!) I had been thinking about painting this picture for a couple of years. There is something very intense in the gaze of a Tiger and the strong, black markings around the face really help to accentuate that stare. Such beautiful cats and the Sumatran is probably one of the most handsome of all the Tigers. I have called this painting 'Sumatran Beauty' and it will be exhibited at the Marwell Wildlife Art Show at Marwell Wildlife Park , Hampshire in August.