Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Another day working on my Grizzly. I am trying to get the lighting on the Bear so he stands out and working on the Sage. Same problem-trying to adjust the values and get it to all work together.

14 comments:

LES LEFEVRE said...

Make him a blonde bear! he! he!

debwardart said...

Enjoying this progression! But I think Les may be mistaking your grizzly for Goldilocks!!!

suzanneberry said...

Gary, another incredible painting! Just beautiful! I am so enjoying the progression. Thank you for your lovely words and God Bless you and yours as well. I wish you much success, happiness and joy in the coming year. Again, you are an incredible inspiration.

Colette Theriault said...

Gary I've been following this bearscape for a bit and it is just wonderful!

Gary Keimig said...

thanks for the kind comments all. Deb, Les has a pretty wierd way of looking at the world. It has something to do with pay backs for leading him into tall willow bottoms with Grizzly sign everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Grizzlies can be really light, blonde-like. It depends on what they are eating. Especially their hump, so you can lighten him up a lot and still be right, Gary.
I have a picture of a young Grizzly in Yellowstone taken in Spring some years ago and he was really light blonde-colored, especially over hump.
And you have the light coming off of the snow bank to hit right on hump, ears, top of head, so it would work. I like this painting's composition. Have a Happy New Year. Kay

Kay said...

Gary, you mention in earlier posting that you can use a watercolor varnish and not have to put glass on watercolor. Have you done that with some in the gallery? Do they stay like oil paintings? Love the way you do your trees, leaves room for birds to fly through. Tell Vickie Happy New Year from me too. See ya, Kay

Deb Harvey said...

Beautiful painting! I love your work!

Thank you for visiting my blog and your very nice comments! I wish you a wonderful, Happy 2010!
Deb

Gary Keimig said...

Absolutely right about a Grizz coloring, Kay. I too have seen them in various color forms and in art light can certainly work to alter coloration.
Thanks for the comment Deb.

Kay said...

I figured you should know that, Gary. Just seeing what you would say! :-) Have to pick on you a little bit.

Sheila said...

I so appreciate it when artists I admire take the time to post their in progresses. I learn so much from them!

Celebration of Life said...

I too have been enjoying the evolution of this painting.... I can't hardly wait to see the finished masterpiece! Happy New Year to you and yours!
Jo

Pam Holnback said...

I love painting sage in all seasons. You seem to be getting your values to work together!

LES LEFEVRE said...

Now I am serious. Lighten the top (dorsal) of the bear and darken the belly (ventral) and let it go right into the sage. Lightening the edges of the bear just gives it a cut out appearance to me. Now I'll duck from all the arrows that will be slung my way. You are right about not forgetting Wiggins Fork Campground. Happy New Year to Vicki, Kay and all my friends in Dubois.