Lion of Judah — My Latest Watercolor

This is a private commission for Kevin & Julie Ortenblad to hang above the music room at their lodge called Sanctuary in Colorado.

It is the largest watercolor I have ever painted.

36″ x 45″

I used special order Arches handmade watercolor paper.

There are several symbolic references.

Various size prints are available.

To purchase an archival Giclee print go HERE.

Simply specify in the notes at purchase “Lion of Judah”

What do you think?

50 Responses to “Lion of Judah — My Latest Watercolor”

  1. Magnificent! I hope I can see the actual painting in Feb?

  2. Just yesterday I was imagining what it would be like to have Aslan look me full in the eye. Feel his breath quickening me. Then this, today. A gift. He’s carries well.

  3. Incredible!!!

  4. Each of your paintings get better and better Randy. Nice work.

  5. Completely blown away…It’s wonderful!!

  6. He’s a beauty, Randy. Absolutely beautiful. I can only imagine what he looks like full size.

  7. Wow…this is incredible Randy!

  8. Absolutely stunning. The complexity of the lion yet the simple look of the whole painting is beautiful.

  9. I can’t believe it took you a few days to knock this out. Amazing.

    Drops of holy water?

  10. I’m in a really fun mood today, if we were speaking live, I have the best joke for here — but we aren’t so I won’t. Anyway, as for paintings, all I ever purchased before were giclees or modified (embellished) prints. An Apple A Day is my first original painting. She is beautiful and I love it. Yes, I’m enjoying it. — Keep painting my friend.

  11. OK, I’m no “art critic” or anything close to it…but I see something when I look at that picture beyond the lamb that’s not immediately noticeable. If looking at the lion itself, the grey and white coloring just adds a depth of age and wisdom. The lion captured me with a feeling of a fierce wisdom that nothing could stand against.

    Yeah, maybe it’s silly to see that but it captivated me for a few minutes. Great job, Randy. You have such an gift for painting.

    • @Jason, Thanks, Jason. It is not silly, no matter the artist, art that contains truth, beauty, goodness, radiance, balance and wholeness should move us.

      I don’t dare hope for all those aspects,but I know there are some.

  12. Randy, I love this painting as well as the one I have hanging in my home. You DO get better with each painting. In regard to symbolism I always hate to look for what isn’t there but…… I thought I saw blood, a tear, tears from above, and water. Diane thought she saw Waldo!

  13. Sorry that last comment was mine. The spaces were filled in with your info by default. I pressed submit before changing them.

  14. Wow factor! Creative choices in colors, including light blue below the mouth…gave it interesting dimension!

  15. Oh, absolutely. Leaves me breathless.

  16. I love it! The name, “The Lion of The Tribe of Judah” pierces my soul, so this is absolutely breathtaking!

  17. one word. “nuance”

    there are so many of them in this piece. again your use of perspective and light continues to amaze me. and since it’s a commissioned work, looks like you are finding your Medici’s. thanks for the “continual creating”


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