Golden cadmium yellow oil paint. Luscious juicy orange. Playful purple. Dark and mysterious ultramarine blue and sincere cerulean blue. They sit in their assigned places on the palette. A large scoop of titanium white dominates the upper left corner.
I’ve been planning this new series of paintings for a long time. Bears. Polar bears. Nanooks. I have many reasons to paint them.
These bears are huge. Powerful. Terrifying. Their shapes intrigue me. I study them until I see them moving around in my minds eye. They invade my studio and take over my thoughts.
24″ x 18″
oil painting by Raven
She is the first of a series of bears. A star. Emerging out of pigment in a new way. Brushstrokes move the pigment around until a bear emerges. She comes through bold and strong and gives me courage to paint more.
This polar bear guards the front entrance of my treasured Ravenista’s home.
She welcomes you inside if you are a friend.