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Bear Coming out of the Forest Print


16 x 16 inches

Archival Ink on Archival Paper

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This bear is walking out of the forest and into the river. He is looking downstream. I imagine he is not alone. Often bears fish the river together and train their cubs how to scoop up salmon and other fish. The base colors on the bear were in a rainbow range of color using the blues and purples for the the deeper shadows and yellows for the parts in the light. I glazed over with colors of cream and orange then enhanced the shadows further with more blue, green and purple. I like seeing the shape and form emerge using this technique. The background was inspired by a finger painter, Iris Scott, who is making her name with bright color and texture.