The part about the psychic was certainly inspired by half-watching the final episode of "America's Psychic Challenge" around 2am.
The painting above is entitled, "Old Man & the Sea." Although it might not be so evident in digital form, there's a face in those waves, like a winking guy with a moustache. I didn't see it until I'd finished painting & turned the canvas upside down. This was gifted to a friend.
Ironically, some recent posts from the Associated Press in the following days;
NAGPUR, India--A tiger that killed four people and mauled two others in the past six weeks was shot to death by police over the weekend, a forest official in western India said Monday. Angry villagers had demanded that authorities kill the tiger, which had been straying away from the Tadoba-Andhari sanctuary in the western state of Maharashtra since mid-October.
12/4/07; Tiger mauls caretaker at actress’ preserve
LOS ANGELES--A caretaker at Tippi Hedren's animal sanctuary was critically mauled by a Bengal tiger, an attack the actress blamed not on the animal--but on breeders. Chris Orr, 40, was bitten Monday in the neck at Shambala Preserve while cleaning the tiger's cage at the 80-acre wildlife habitat in Acton. He was flown to a hospital in critical but stable condition, said Art Marrujo, a county Fire Department dispatch supervisor.