8" x 9 1/2"
pastel on burgundy Canson
Gestation for polar bears (ursus maritimus) is 8 months, where the mother slips into a spot beneath the snow in a slowed metabolic state. Upon birthing her young and emerging from the den, the cubs need to eat often. The mother's milk is rich in fat, provided she is able to catch food and eat for herself. The cubs will stay with their mom until they are about 2 1/2 years old.
Making up for lost studio time, I began another pastel. These are flower pots that appeared in many places on the garden walkways at Hotel Atitlan, at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. More work to do on it..but I needed to let my colors 'fly' a little after the three pieces in the polar bear series.