I squeeze out a generous serving of golden cadmium yellow oil paint. Luscious juicy orange. Hot firecracker red. Two different playful purples. Dark and mysterious ultramarine blue and sincere cerulean sky blue. They all sit in their assigned places on the palette. A large scoop of titanium white waits in the upper left corner.
I’ve been planning this new series of paintings for a long time. Bears. Polar bears. Nanooks. I have lots of 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.
Bears too large to be contained within the canvas. Your imagination will complete the image if you dare.
24″ x 18″
oil painting by Raven
She is a star. The first of a series of bears. 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 bears.
This polar bear guards the front entrance of my treasured Ravenista’s home.
She welcomes you inside if you are a friend.