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Me and The Bears

Starting a new series…Me and The Bears

I have a huge admiration and respect for bears and a few bear encounter stories from the time I worked in forestry.  We were followed once by a curious young bear and when we stopped for lunch he got even braver.  We packed up in a hurry, no lunch that day 🙂  Another time I was working in a remote area doing forest regeneration surveys and the area was only accessible by helicopter.  Two of us were dropped off for the day and first thing we come across is a bear den with the remains of a sow and her cub. Yikes !  Never knew what happened there, we only guessed at scary scenarios.  I really enjoyed painting this big boy. I used molding medium to add texture to his fur and kept the background quiet.  36×48 on deep canvas