Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Polar Bear
I have been practicing polar bears as I have never painted one before. I want to do a pastel (16x20) on velour paper. What I have learned about this wonderful mammal is that its dense, waterproof coat helps it survive the lowest temperatures on the earth. Tracks have been seen a few miles from the North Pole.


  1. Hi Sue.
    This is another of your wonderful paintings of Animals. You can certainly see that it is a Bear. Even his stance tells you so. Well done Sue and all the best.

  2. Hi Sue,

    I agree with Vic, it's a wonderful painting. I love the feeling of him coming towards the viewer. Excellent.

    Talk later,

  3. Hi Sue!.... This one's... coming at you for sure! A very difficult straight on view with considerable foreshortening difficulties as well! "You" handled it all very skillfully!

    Love the use of "Greco" texturing... as is always the case!

    Good luck with the pastel version... I'll be staying tune to catch that one!

    Good Paintitng... and Pasteling!
    Warmest regards,

  4. Hi Vic,

    Thanks so much for your comments. This was the "getting your feet wet painting" since it was a first. Always appreciate your visiting.
    Best to you Vic.

  5. Hi Joanie,

    Thank you. Haven't done a polar bear so it was fun. I am about to visit your blog tonite.

  6. Hi Bruce,

    I got a chuckle out of the "Greco" texturing. The pastel will be a challenge. As always thank you for your comments and support. Best to you Bruce.

  7. Hi Sue! I am happy to find your blog thru Joan Sicignano's blog! This is a terrific painting and so are the others. Your love of wildlife and nature shows in your artwork!!!

  8. Hi Janice,

    Thank you so much. Joan is my cousin.
    I have just visited your blog and love your paintings of cottages and forests. You have beautiful images inside you.

  9. Hi Sue,
    I can hardly wait to see what you do with the pastels :) - your animals are so heartfelt and this polar bear is great!

  10. Hi Sandy,

    Thank you for visiting. I enjoy your blog so much, your work is outstanding.