Grizzly Bear painting in progress shot and finished!!

In progress ~ almost done! Finito!! Big Mac ~ 30″ x 40″ oil on canvas I took a very long break on this guy… Sometimes, when I have had a bad relationship with a painting, I need to hide it for a while and come back to it with fresh eyes. When I’m struggling, allContinue reading “Grizzly Bear painting in progress shot and finished!!”

Afternoon Encounter ~ Bella Coola Grizzly

Afternoon Encounter ~ 5″ x 7″ oil on 1/8″ hardboard panel BID NOW on DailyPaintworks Bidding starts at only $30 A memory of an afternoon swimming with my family at the Atnarko river. The water is this rich green colour, from the algae that on the bottom, but also from the reflections of the lushContinue reading “Afternoon Encounter ~ Bella Coola Grizzly”

In Progress Wildlife Grizzly Bear Painting

The sketch–I use willow or vine charcoal to lay in the drawing…I fill in all the details because it helps me learn my way around the bear. Even though the drawing will be obliterated, my hand and brain still “remember” those little detail lines. When using reference photos and a large format, I grid theContinue reading “In Progress Wildlife Grizzly Bear Painting”

24″ x 36″ oil on canvas ~ Wading Grizzly (title ideas…please?) I suppose I should have given this one a bit more thought before I posted it, but I can not for the life of me, think of a good title right now. If anyone has any brilliant ideas, please let me know! Lol! I’mContinue reading

Sneak Preview of new Grizzly Bear painting and demo

Picture of me and my painting for the local paper Not finished yet!! So…I’m having a one-man show on April 20th. I’m pretty excited, but do I ever have a lot of painting to do! This is number two in the grizzly bear series…am I doing a series? Hmmm…Maybe I will…I’ve been enjoying painting theseContinue reading “Sneak Preview of new Grizzly Bear painting and demo”

Grizzly Bear portrait and painting demonstration

Too Close and Very Afraid¬†~ 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas $1200.00 It’s bear season once again! They’ll soon be lumbering down the mountain from their chilly dens to eat the newly blossoming skunk cabbage that is finally starting to bloom. I have yet to see one awake this year, but the sunshine and theContinue reading “Grizzly Bear portrait and painting demonstration”