Make him a blonde bear! he! he!
Enjoying this progression! But I think Les may be mistaking your grizzly for Goldilocks!!!
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.
Gary I've been following this bearscape for a bit and it is just wonderful!
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.
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
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
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
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.
I figured you should know that, Gary. Just seeing what you would say! :-) Have to pick on you a little bit.
I so appreciate it when artists I admire take the time to post their in progresses. I learn so much from them!
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
I love painting sage in all seasons. You seem to be getting your values to work together!
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.
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