At "Art Journal Journey" Valerie has chosen the theme "Indian Summer" and
at "Mix it Monthly" Conny is asking for Zodiac Signs, one of which is "Lion" - or so I thought.
Beatrix Potter used her pet rabbit as a model for her great creation "Peter Rabbit", but as I don't have a pet lion I made some drawings from Google images and some from imagination (haha!).
I started by painting a tree and lion in watercolour
and gave him some autumn asters and marigolds.
But what's that? That awful pink building?
It had to go.
I cut off the right side and because I still liked the lion, I gave him a face.
Now what, with only half a painting?
But still going.......
Painted some trees for a forest.
Found a background with a path
and some pretty colourful autumn leaves.
This is when I discovered that the lion for "Mix it Monthly" was in July (doesn't time pass quickly) and this month the Zodiac signs were Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus.
So a little very young Capricorn is hiding in the forest, keeping very quietly out of the way of the lion.
And that is why there is a lion in this picture.