My newest painting is on a 16x20 canvas. I've been wanting to paint a bear for a while now and decided to go for it today. This is the largest painting with an animal Ive done thus far.
I did it differently this time because I usually paint the background first, but this time I decided to paint everything at the same time. To make sure I knew where everything was going to go, I drew the basics on to the canvas.
I then put basic blocks of color on to the canvas so I could see where everything is.
I added a second layer to the sky, mountain, rock and grass.
Then I proceeded to build up both bears, starting with the momma bear first.
Once I was complete with the bears, I started adding the snow to the mountain.
I did a grey and then pure white for the snow, which gives it shadows.
I then worked on the giant boulder/rock near the bears. This is just blotches of different colors.
I wanted to break up the grass they were standing in, so I added wild flowers. I end up building them up and making them look as wild as possible.
Once I was happy with the flowers, I added a different shade of green to the grass to make it look like its different angles and shades of green grass.
Once dry, I added the wall hook and now have the painting hanging up to keep it safe. This will be available in my Etsy shop and on Facebook. Check it out if you are interested in purchasing it!
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