I painted this last week as a present for somebody. It's currently in an envelope between here and there so I didn't want to submit it until I heard that it arrived but I have to upload it now. If I wait any longer, I'll get sick of it and see nothing but the mistakes and then end up not posting it. ...and that wouldn't be good, there's always the chance that someone here might like it. So....here it is.
I have to say that "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" by Henri Rousseau was a big influence on this. Part of our Art History class when I was in school was to take a work of art, learn about it, write about it and then reproduce it a couple of times. I was given Rousseau's Tiger and it's still in my head. It pops up every now and then.