Before starting a new painting, I research my subject for facts, habitat, geographical areas and whatever else that I can learn about the animal. I am amazed at times of what I learn that I did not know about my subject. So here are a few facts about Brown Bears that you may be interested in. Grizzlies are brown bears, but not all brown bears are grizzlies. Grizzlies are a subspecies of a brown bear and are mostly seen inland, but along the coastlines of Alaska and Canada they are brown bears.
The color of the fur of a brown bear depends upon their diet and temperature of the geographical area in which they live. The fur is typical a dark brown, but are also whitish, blond, red or black. Brown bears have a keen sense of smell, but with poor eyesight and can live in the wild for 20 to 25 years. They express their emotion with growls, grunts and moans and communicate through movement, sounds and smell.
Here is my newest painting depicting a Brown Bear coming out of the water onto the shore with a little attitude. Fine art Giclee prints are available in other sizes. Use my contact form with the title of the painting to inquire other sizes and price.
Women Artists of the West accepted three of my paintings for their online Spring show. You can see the entire show on their website: www.waow.org/
Theme of the exhibit was Spring, so here are the 3 paintings selected for this show.
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