The Wet Bear
16 X 12
Oil on Linen Panel
Reference Photo by Joan McDaniel
The Wet Bear made me laugh. The photograph made me think of the cartoon character (Ballou). In the photo the bear had already eaten the fish's head, but I couldn't make myself paint it that way and I like the way they are eyeing each other. The fish could still get away (maybe) as we have seen on some other experiences and photographs. The way he is hanging onto his feet was hard to paint because I had difficulty deciding what went where.