A Very Blue Prince (A Polar Bear Tale)

A Very Blue Prince ( A Polar Bear Tale)

Meet The Blue Princea  30" x 40" polar bear oil painting.  Why have I titled this painting, The Blue Prince?

Well, aside from the fact this mighty polar bear painting is created in dramatic shades of blue, this is a portrait of arctic royalty. Polar bears, highly intelligent, and the largest and mightiest arctic predator, are often referred to as the Lords of the North.  

The Blue Prince is the SpanishFrench and Italian reference for Prince Charming. And this is one charming bear, despite his ferociousness. He's intelligent, handsome, strong, and playful, too.

The Blue Prince. Original oil painting. 30" x 40" © Christine Montague

The Blue Prince. Original oil painting. 30" x 40" © Christine Montague

The colour blue carries significance as well. The dark blue symbolizes intelligence, dignity, trust, and authority. Light blue represents spirituality.

Oh, and did you know that blue is the no. 1 favourite color in the world? How appropriate for this well loved polar animal.  (Click here for other polar bear paintings)

In Korea, blue is the colour of mourning, and in North America, if sad, we have "the blues". I would most certainly mourn and have a serious case of the blues if there is severe decline of this magnicent species.

An example of how The Blue Prince looks in a room setting. 

An example of how The Blue Prince looks in a room setting. 

Now the real question is, is The Blue Prince portrayed in this dramatic painting simply majestically posing for our enjoyment, or does he sense something behind him, out there in the inky blue darkness.

In artwork, a face looking to the right is looking to the future, and looking to the left is towards the past. This bear is standing solidly in place - his past and future fates at a crossroads - what will be the fate of our furry hero? 

Hopefully, the future ahead for this bear is not to be simply the stuff or folklore, (you know, once upon a time there was this great white bear) and that the polar landscapepolar animals, and the rest of the planet will have a fairy tale ending. 

The Blue Prince is wired and ready for hanging. Edges are painted white. A Certificate of Authenticity is supplied. For info on how The Blue Prince polar bear oil painting you can be yours, click here

Painting Bears Blog

Welcome to Painting Bears, the artist blog by Christine Montague

I  am a visual artist who, until recently created representational art i.e. realism oil paintings of figurative landscapes, portrait commissions, giant cat paintings, canoes, lakes & more. After polar bears were put on the animals "of concern" list, I painted the polar bear painting  Swimming with the Northern Lights in tribute. I continued to have polar bears on the brain when shortly after that I created CRAM, a Polar Bear World for The Sketchbook Project. Increasingly, I found myself thinking about polar bear art, polar bear graphic novels, polar bear vacations...,you get the picture, all the while continuing with my portraiture practice & creating other representational art.

Here There Be Polar Bears from Cram - Polar Bear World. The Sketchbook Project  ©Christine Montague 

Here There Be Polar Bears from Cram - Polar Bear World. The Sketchbook Project  ©Christine Montague 

One Big, Giant, Scary, Exciting Polar Bear Step Forward

Onward into a polar bear world of my own!  Polar bear art, polar bear blog, and yes, a trips to the arctic, then to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, polar bear capital of the world,now accomplished.

My website ChristineMontague.com is now all about my new POLAR BEAR ART, but some other paintings can be found there , too. 

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Whatever's ahead, one thing is certain. In my part of the realm here there be polar bearsI hope that here there be you, too. 

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