Dutch artist Marcel Witte specializes in photorealistic paintings of personified animals. This video shows the making of one of his paintings, called “Gracious”, in which a lion gently carries a baby lamb with unexpected tenderness and gentleness. Like all of Marcel Witte’s paintings, he has included a human element in the scene. In Gracious, the lion expresses the human ideas of mercy and graciousness. The powerful predator, portrayed by the lion, protects the vulnerable and inexperienced lamb instead of making a meal of it.
All of Marcel Witte’s paintings are thought-provoking, but while this piece is a comment on humanity, some of his other works are designed to create humour in his viewers. Take a look at this video on mayhemandmuse.com to see Witte painting a flying fish that is being taken for a walk. You can watch more videos of Marcel Witte in action on his Youtube channel, or, if you want to buy his artwork online, you can purchase art cards through his website.