Louisiana Black Bear

I will always remember this painting done last October in 2014.  With just two colors, I was able to produce the right values to show the depth and shape of a black bear.  I'd done it with pencil but never with watercolor.  It was also the first time I realized I could lift paint back off of the paper with a paper towel.  I did that on the nose to lighten it up.
I have to say I was very impressed with the results.
After this painting I was hooked and wanted to get some "real" watercolors.  But being October, I decided it would be a good Christmas present...


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