Since returning in September from my 7th (or 8th) trip to remote northern Manitoba, I have wanted to paint the polar bears I saw. Some prior painting commitments came first, but now I am ready.
For a change of pace, the composition of this piece incorporates simplicity. It is all about the bear and the unique northern light. I am using a Jack Richeson toned gesso hardboard (toned in umber) for my substrate. This light gesso ground will help bring a softness to the painting.