Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Finished Winter Runoff Black Bear 8"x 10" oil
Well...as the title says, it is now finished. I also took
the photo outdoors in a bit better lighting, so color
may appear slightly different from the originals below.
I made a few darker accents, along the rock in the
nearer area where water lapping might make the rock
darker anyway, but the aesthetic painter's reason for
such is the anchor the darks of the bear so that its
very dark stark value does not appear foreign to the
Indeed a big black bear bruin with its rich velvety
black fur would appear astonishingly black up close
and personal. Anyone surprised by a bear in near
proximity will remember that about them!
I'm leaning at this time using this as a reference now
to start a much larger canvas...40"x 50" or larger.
I invite you to click on the image to see larger...and
thanks for looking!