Friday, October 16, 2009
Where the Wild Things Are: Painting of a Black Bear Seen in Glacier National Park
Where the Wild Things Are: Painting of a Black Bear Seen in Glacier National Park Fattening Up For A Long Winters Sleep.
6” x 7” original acrylic on hand primed (archival) board
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We watched this black bear rummaging around up on the mountainside most of the day, then in the evening he began to work his way down the hill toward us. We realized he wasn’t interested in us, but after gorging all day with pine nuts scavenged from squirrels caches and eating grubs and any other goodies he could find he was very thirsty and was headed down to the waterfall below us on the hillside. He past us only yards away where I got this view of him.
I’m thinking of eventually doing a full body image on a larger scale, but of course that will require a lot more time than a small daily painting such as this. If anyone is interested in a larger view, let me know. He was one of the largest black bears I’ve seen.
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