Tuesday, 30 September 2014

"Portrait of a Bear"

Today I'm showing you a portrait of a bear. You know that I love painting animals. This one is one of my favourites, because it allowed me to experiment with using the texture of the board to make the fur more interesting. I hope you like it too :) 


"Portrait of a Bear", 17x23cm, oil on board

See you all next week!

17 comments:

  1. Wow. My fingers just itch to bury themselves in that rich pelt.

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    1. So did mine when I was painting it :) In fact I always feel as if I was stroking the furry animal with my brush when I'm painting one ;)

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  2. Hi Marielle,

    The bear is gorgeous and so lifelike - your artwork is amazing.
    Happy October
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn, I'm very happy you think so. The light on the fur was difficult to capture, but it turned out well in the end. I must say, I'm really proud of it :)
      Happy October to you too!

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  3. I really like the bear! I'm glad you labeled it "oil" because I was wondering, and I don't have enough knowledge of art to know what I'm seeing.

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    1. I used the paint in an unconventional way, as if the painting was more like a drawing, so you were absolutely right to wonder about it, Terry. Anyway, I'm glad you like it. Have a great weekend!

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  4. This bear you have painted looks like a happy bear. A very beautiful job as we run into bears all the time here in Eastern Canada. The fur is most life like and well done Marielle.

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    1. Thank you, Saucy. I do admire bears, but I don't live anywhere near them, so I'm very happy to hear a compliment from someone who is more familiar with them. Anyway, take care when meeting any bears, Saucy, I know they can be dangerous. Have a lovely and safe weekend :)

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  5. Dear Marielle - I do like your bear. What captures my eye is the light hitting his right side. Very beautiful. Hope you are having a great day.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie :) That's my favourite part too.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Oh I love the technique it is beautiful. B

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :)

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  7. I love the bear! You are amazing. I really like the "King" too and the story. Your paintings are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Penny :) I love creating them, so it's really nice to know that you appreciate them.

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  8. I absolutely love this!! It's stunning! The texture really is gorgeous. Did you get that from using Gesso? :0)

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