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Portrait of a Bear

Portrait of a Bear

Piece description from the artist

Portrait of a Bear" is the first of a series of my fascinating new subject, the bear. I have great admiration for the bear and consider them an excellent totem animal, so I find them to be great to paint.
I first layered and glued squares and rectangles of handmade papers onto the entire canvas to begin this painting. You can still see this textured pattern under the layers of colors. I love the textures you can get from this technique.
My palette for this piece is predominately blue/green, accented with iridescent gold. Finally, I added a bit of white on the snout of the bear for the focal point.
I was inspired to capture the soulful and maybe even sad expression on the bear's face, which for me, evokes an emotional response and understanding of the bear.

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40.0" x 30.0"
Acrylic on canvas

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