I hope, like this polar bear, you can look ahead with hope, and that your year will be full of good health, caring, and whatever success you wish.
The sixth in the series of little polar bear portrait oil paintings now dries on my easel. The Toronto Zoo's male polar bear "Inukshuk" is once again the model, and as in the fifth portrait, he is lit by the moonlight. Two more of these little portraits are blocked in and waiting completion. Yup. Those big blank canvases are calling for attention now.
- New Portrait Painting: Polar Bear 5 (christinemontagueart.wordpress.com)
This is the fifth 8" x 8" polar bear portrait oil painting in my "Polar Bear Dreams" Series. Inukshuk, the male polar bear at the Toronto Zoo is my model.
The first four little portraits (here) in these series have aqua blue backgrounds that suggest ice. However, as the larger works in the series will feature polar bear in the night sky, I switched to the dark blue background. As much as I love the first four portraits, I am quite satisfied with the result.
Don't you feel you are there, with Inukshuk, in the moonlight?
Cold wax painting is the search word subject most used to bring visitors to my blog. It's been just over a year since I took my workshop with the creative Janice Mason Steeves and my curiosity about this interesting medium (along with yours) continues to grow.
I haven't experimented with cold wax as much as I 'd have liked, but I enjoy how my painting style changes when I do these little art works. I work fast and free with my Wilton pastry cutter and oil paint mix. I think some of these small works would translate well into large acrylic paintings on canvas, don't you?
So scroll down to see my most recent cold wax and oil paintings below. The Williams Mill Gallery has added them to the "Big Show, Small Works" one of a kind gift show on until Dec. 24th.
Once again, the historic 1850's yellow lumber mill outside my Williams Mill studio window are the inspiration for these cold wax panels. And when I do a painting involving koi, water-lily and ponds, the Chappell House Pond at Riverwood Park, Mississauga is my inspiration.