Sovereign, a Siberian Tiger in summertime, was so wonderful to paint. I loved painting the sand almost as much as I do snow. The Siberian Tiger is the largest living cat in the world, they sometimes are called the Manchurian tiger. They still roam icy, snow bound forest in the far eastern USSR and northeastern China and Korea. Their habitat is birch, scrub oak, and walnut thickets, as well as areas of deep snow cedar, and pine wood.