Saturday, July 05, 2008

Two Patriotic Bear Paintings

It is getting harder and harder for me to paint something just one time. I find myself wanting to improve it or rearrange the elements and explore it in a different way, like my whole series of gloves, baseballs and ball caps. I changed the palette when I painted the second one of these and traded the hat for a book, moved the flag and positioned the bear differently and it is amazing (at least to me) how the piece takes on an entirely different flavor. I am pretty sure if I paint another in this series it will have a completely different message than either of these.

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