Valerie Rogers paints wildlife art with acrylic and watercolor. With her award winning artwork she shares her appreciation for nature. A Canadian painter she focuses on Canadian animals including bears, big horned rams, deer and moose. But she also paints simple natural things in her series "Stonescapes" that feature the beauty of rocks. By blogging she shares her painting and creative process. View her paintings at www.valerierogers.com
This painting has been a fun one. A bright blue sky is a great backdrop to the kind of cuteness that you can only see in a bear cub. This cub and his brother shot up a tree while his mom and the other cub ran just over the hill. Looking a bit perplexed, he peers down from his safe spot.
This painting was created using Golden and Liquitex acrylics on canvas. It is full of representations of the textures of nature...the clear blue of the sky and its soft light clouds, the fuzzy texture of fur and linear bark, bear feet and nails....even the little twigs have their own texture. It is a pleasure to create all those varying textures with a paint brush.