February 2, 2010

"Life Goes On" Polar bear mom and her cubs

“Life Goes On”
Polar bear mother protects her two young cubs
Pastel painting
Strathmore 100% rag gray charcoal paper
Paper size: 6”X8”
Image size: 5”X7”
Date of work: February 2010
An 8”X10” single black matt included

Faced with every kind of imaginable adversity, life always seems to find a way to go on. Such is the very nature of life.

This theme of polar bear mom and cubs seems to be one of my favorite subjects. There is such a tenderness there that touches my heart. I have to say that the actual pastel painting looks much better than my scan. There seems to be something happening with the scanner and the pastel media that produces a “grainy” appearance that is really not in the original pastel painting.