Oil painting-Floating polar bear

I love the floating polar bear in water. I did a swimming polar bear painting before but wanted to try this subject again on bigger canvas.

This one took a long time, but finally it is here. I had to prepare for relocating from GA to MN while I was painting this polar bear. I spent some time worrying that it could not dry at the time we move. Or how could I safely transfer paintings that are still in drying process. At last I made myself a canvas carrier out of thick foam board. I measured and cut the foam board. Then used duct tape to make it into a box shape. I put some wine cork piece inside as separators. After all paintings were inside the carrier, I closed the pre-cut lid and put more duct tape on it. It can be only use once but it served my need.

I’m glad that everything somehow settled down since we relocated here at MN. Still has a lot to do but at least I can have some unbroken time slot to paint.

That is good for me now. Under this year’s situation, I can’t ask for more. I only hope that everything would get better~(T▽T)

Keep calm and brace~

Hope you enjoy this piece~

Thank you.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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