For day 14 of the Drawing Challenge I was supposed to draw my favorite fairy tale. I personally really enjoy fairy tales involving bears. One is The Bear collected by Andrew Lang in The Grey Fairy Book. A princess is sort of turned into a bear. Another tale describes a girl who runs off with a bear. They’re both great. Disney’s Pixar “Brave” involves bears in a similar fashion. All good!
I just built a new gallery page on my website to house many of the works recently in my show “Bear” which exhibited in Fredericton in October 2010. You’ll find here pictures of paintings that weren’t included in my blog (in full form) this past year, in addition to many that were. I may post more paintings from the show in the next few weeks so please check back.
Spent the Canada Day weekend in Cape Breton… went for a hike… shed my clothes… then realized other tourists had made their way up the path and were getting a bit of a show… apologized… went for a dip (very chilly waterfall dip!)… and a friend took a picture. On the drive back to NB I dreamed up this painting and a month later got the time to execute it using my friend’s picture as a reference.
It’s that season again and many folks (and bears) are hunched over bushes collecting berries. I’ve painted a bear into this painting twice now, and am not including a process shot of her here because she is oh so cute and you’d all be very disappointed if I painted over her to alter the composition yet again.