Thursday, 2 April 2009

Grizzly Fisherman

Obviously (at the moment) we've no wild bears living in the UK any more - we have medieval hunters, farmers, landowners, trappers and bear baiters to thank for that - so the closest I've got lately to a grizzly bear has been via E4 channels Grizzly Season of tv programmes. Very interesting it was too and this has inspired my latest painting which will depict a very large grizzly bear fishing for salmon in a fast flowing alaskan river.

I'm at the underpainting stage of this one with the main bulk of light and shade blocked in using fast drying acrylic which gives a good base on which to build up the layers of oil paint I will be slapping on in the next few days.

Watch this space for in progress pictures, I will keep you posted.

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