Friday, May 30, 2014

Wild Things #5

6x12"

These are small, daily paintings (less than 1 sq ft), and my plan is to paint about 100 of them. They are also good practice for my large series of paintings with bears and wolves. It is likely that I will be painting this series until the end of the year. I am planning several trips to do research, visit wildlife sanctuaries and hopefully encounter some in the wilderness!







From Wikipedia


The Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei, pron. kerr-MO-dee), also known as a "spirit bear" (particularly in British Columbia), is a subspecies of the North American Black Bearliving in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia,Canada.[1] It is noted for about 1⁄10 of their population having white or cream-coloured coats. This colour morph is due torecessive genes common in the population. They are notalbinos[1] and not any more related to polar bears or the "blonde"brown bears of Alaska's "ABC Islands" than other members of their species. Sometimes a black mother can have a white cub.




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