This painting is titled ‘Early Autumn Meadow’, it measures 16 inches x 40 inches x 1.5 inches, under painted in acrylic then over painted in oil then sealed afterwards, like all my paintings, with a UV protectant.
This scene was inspired by a photo of an area near Prophet River which is between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson B.C.
In the original photo there is a horse and rider approaching from the right. I have chosen to omit them for the Black Bear.
The scene is to tell the short story of an early light snowfall that has almost melted away, a lone Black Bear moves across the meadow to the tree line. However there is still some late berries and occasional grasses to feed on. Soon the meadow will be snow covered and the Bear will be heading for a den for the winter hibernation.
This painting was only recently completed and has not been shown. It is available for purchase for $ 525.00.