Friday, 29 May 2009

Grizzly Bear Painting Progress

My latest oil of a grizzly bear is still chuntering along. I've been working a little on his belly fur the last few days and for a change of scene will soon be shifting focus for a while on to the salmon. This is a sockeye salmon, depicted before the dramatic and bizarre change of form and colouring which happens at breeding time, and by the look of events unfurling in this painting I don't think this individual will be progressing to the spawning grounds.

I'll keep you updated with this picture as it reaches it's conclusion. It will be available to buy so any interested parties please email me for price etc.


pencilportraits said...

wonderful artwork Joel, I've been watching this painting for I whil as I think it's superb

joel said...

Thanks Karie-Ann! It's one of those pics which seems never-ending to paint, so much water...but I'm looking forward to completing it. By the way, great work on your site, superb leopard portrait