Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 9 of 30 in 30 Painting Challenge

"Bear Shadow"
9" x 12"
oil on canvasboard

This bear was such fun to paint.  I could have painted him bigger in the space, but wanted to show the shadow all the way out to near the edge...so chose this size.  He is going to look good in a reddish brown frame!
As you can see I am really into purple these days.
Day 9 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days on Leslie Saeta's Slice of Life blog.
I used a photo to paint from - courtesy and permission of 
A.R. on the Paint My Photo website.



10 comments:

Susan Williamson said...

I love the way you handled the gradations of color in his fur!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Susan - it was fun to paint this bear!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Wonderful painting,there has not been many bear paintings that have struck me as being special but this one has.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Roger - what a nice compliment!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

This is a nice bear painting. Great colors and composition. Looks like the fellow who came by my place in August looking for apples.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Crazy Raven - hope that bear you saw just came by and left quickly.

Barbara Pask said...

I commented on Facebook but just wanted to say I just love your bear. The colors of his fur are so rich, very nice!

Pattie Wall said...

Barb - thanks so much. I was so pleased with this bear, but sometimes you never know how other people will see it. Your comments are so appreciated...it means it was a success to me when another artist likes it.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Pattie - this bear has such a presence and sense of muscle and movement. I LOVE IT!

Theresa Grillo Laird said...

Purple suits him. He has nice weight and movement.