In progress: Fu Lion

I own a beautiful and elaborate chinese incense burner which I've often wanted to include in paintings. Without fully commiting, I've found a way: the handles are Fu Lions (mythic guardians, protectors), and I found them worth painting in their own right.

This is the underpainting for the first in a new series I'm starting, called Fragments. Mostly, these will be details from previous or upcoming pieces, highlighting things I found particularly interesting. As the name implies, they'll also be small; less than 4x4 inches. More in the next few posts.

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