First Pic of Jonathan the Lion

My vacation rug project is to hook as much as I can on Jonathan the Lion.  I have a good start and was able to take a picture last night and put up this post from my mother-in-law's computer.  I don't recall all the wools I have going in this piece.  They are recorded at home and I will list them out when I get back.  My goal with this rug is to see how much color I can use and still achieve a "realistic" impressionistic rendering of Jonathan.  He is the male lion at the Houston Zoo.  This is a picture we took of him last winter when it was semi-cool and he was sitting up looking at us.  Very unusual.  Most of the time he is sprawled out sleeping in the shade.

The finished piece will be about three foot by three foot.