Power and Grace by BarbBarcikKeith

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18×24 pastel on pastelboard. Original unavailable and in Hawaii.

As of 06-12-14, 7045 views and 150 favorited.

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This was taken from a photograph by Rita Groszmann with her permission. The cat was a resident in California at the time. For some reason, the piece seemed to do itself.. it was almost like I was watching it come together from another vantage point. Really enjoyable.. time flew!!

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris
Size: Male Bengal: Head to tail tip 8.8-10.2 feet (2.7-3.1m); Female 7.8-9.4 feet (2.4-2.8m)
Weight: Male: 396-573 pounds (180-260kg); Female: 287-353 pounds (130-160kg)
Distribution: India, Manchuria, China, Indonesia
Habitat: Varied, including tropical forest, snow-covered evergreen forest, deciduous forests, mangrove swamps and drier forest types.
Diet: Deer, wild pigs, buffalo, antelope, and gaurs (wild oxen)
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 13-16 weeks, female gives birth to 2-4 cubs
Longevity: About 15 years (to 20 in captivity)
Population: Estimated at below 2,500
Status: Endangered (information from The Big Cats)

  • Complete 01-06-1999 in 17.30 hours spread over 7 days


bbk07600, big cat, nature, orange, pastel, tiger, wildcat, wildlife

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • Tron
    Tronalmost 7 years ago


  • zeebuzz
    zeebuzzalmost 7 years ago

    Powerful portrait of this magnificent animal.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersalmost 7 years ago

    Superb artwork. One of the bonuses of joining Realist Traditional Art is in finding such great artists as yourself. You are now on my watchlist and I look forward to seeing more ‘masterpieces’.

  • Anne2
    Anne2almost 7 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Coralie Plozza
    Coralie Plozzaalmost 7 years ago

    stunning work as always..well done

  • carpenter777
    carpenter777almost 7 years ago

    this is absolutely gorgeous

  • Hagen
    Hagenalmost 7 years ago


  • richiedean
    richiedeanalmost 7 years ago

    One of the most perfectly rendered Tigers I’ve ever seen, great work :))

  • Scott Ruhs
    Scott Ruhsalmost 7 years ago

    Barb, this is one of the most unbelievably amazing pieces of art I have ever seen. This looks just like a photo. Every nuance captured!

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithalmost 7 years ago

    I must thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my work.. but, gotta tell you.. having something beautiful to work from can be quite inspiring.. all I did what show you what I saw in this cat.. power and grace..

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