Today I share the very first in my latest muse - this new series is called "The 3 Bears"
I have a lovely collection of teddy bears which have been acquired over 20 years of travel.
I would buy one bear during each holiday, sometimes this would take a lot of searching out as not every place had a specialty bear shop. This stopped a few years ago when I simply had no more space to have them and then of course my new love of art supplies took over.
Now they are coming in to their own being posed in little still life set ups, I have lots of ideas and each bear can be used just for shape or its colour and in different combinations so I have all the models I need and just require my imagination to do its thing.
I told my artist friend Susan about this yesterday and she said um! who do you think might be interested in these and I said ME. I paint for myself and for the joy each and every idea brings me. I never think of painting with someone elses likes in mind but I have to say how fortunate I am that many of my works do leave home as others also get a smile from what I paint.
As with every new series I like to get 3 paintings completed before I call it a series. I have two more finished, the second I like but the third I may tweak or redo before posting. Anyway you can expect to see a few more before this latest muse leaves me. I hope they make you smile too.
Series -The 3 Bears
38cm square on Saunders Waterford 425gsm Hot Press Paper