Posts Tagged ‘bears’

painting: Grizzly bears

I paint almost every day, with time set aside to do just that. I have to schedule my day off in advance, because otherwise they would all turn into days off. There’s always something else that needs to be done, as I’m sure you know. So even though now and then the day feels like one where I really just don’t want to paint, if I am not sick I still make myself sit down for a bit and see what happens. Usually I get interested, once I get going. This bear painting was one of those days: I didn’t want to paint, but then once I started and saw how pretty it was, I didn’t want to stop until it was done. I still got interrupted, of course, but I headed right back when I could.

These grizzlies were at the San Francisco zoo about six years ago, maybe they are still there?


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painting: grizzly with apple

This was one of those paintings that I was excited about painting, and knew it would work out just right. And it did. I find when I am real excited to try something, usually they come out just as I imagine. Not always, but most of the time. I am showing you a close-up of part of the painting, as I can’t figure out how to get wordpress to stop making my photos show up so small. I don’t want you to see the whole thing *really small.* So just this one time, better a close-up. I will be listing him in my etsy shop on Monday!

this is strictly to see if if generates hits: grizzly bear painting art

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I painted a BIG grizzly (18″x24″) and will list it on etsy later this week. The paint is not quite dry, and I don’t want to be one of those people who say, “Shipping will be in another week, after the paint dries.” Because I totally understand when you buy something and plunk your money down, you want the goods NOW.
growls and honey

This bear is a composite of a photo I took, plus the body of another bear who’s photo was on an artist site with a huge graphic database where people post their photos for copyright free sharing. If you are at all interested in any manner of art, there’s lots of good information at wetcanvas.com. Isn’t that bear foot excellent? Doesn’t it make you suddenly understand why people find sasquatch footprints all the time?

Meanwhile, the above bear will be listed in my etsy shop later this week!

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I have a bunch of zoo photos from a trip when I had my not so nice camera where the animal images are pretty small and I have to do a lot of guesswork about what is probably happening in some of the areas. I think as time goes on and I learn to paint better and become more familiar with animal physiology I am getting better about making those guesses. I think this is a kiss not a bite, don’t you?

This bunny I painted on a day I did not feel like painting at all. I thought I would do just the eyes and then quit. But those only took a minute so I thought I’d do the ears too. And then I liked how I used lavender on one ear and yellow on the other, so I thought I’d explore a little bit where that was going. And pretty soon he was all done and I was glad I had kept at it!

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painting: a grizzly bear

I’m taking my Christmas break from selling on ebay, and won’t have any more paintings there until Dec. 29. In the meanwhile, I’m going to be listing one here and there on etsy throughout the month.

I finished up this grizzly bear painting, and I’m happy with how he turned out. This is from my San Francisco zoo photos; I’m bummed the Portland zoo does not have any bears (well, a sun bear, but that’s it). So my bear photos are pretty limited. I got much better elephant photos at the Portland zoo, so I guess it’s a trade off.
beary good

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