"Daniel" is a 20x24 oil on canvas painted in 2008 and is my first realistic animal painting. I took a bunch of pictures at the Montgomery Zoo in Alabama and Daniel is the name of the male lion there. He was very striking and I knew he was going to be my first animal painting. Eyes and faces are by far my favorite things to draw. I did sell him at my art show last October 2008. And yes, I miss him. Those of you who are artists know the attachment you can have with your pieces.