"Alert" is the fourth oil painting in a new series of miniature polar bear portraits. Meet Inukshuk, the big male bear in the Toronto Zoo. He's quite the character . I am familiarizing myself with these wonderful bears in preparation for working further on the fantasy series "Polar Bear Dreams". See the first painting of the series here.
Canada has put Polar Bears on a "Special Concern" list. Here is the Toronto Star article http://bit.ly/s9FZGu