In Search Of: Polar Bears

I enjoyed doing this painting. It was quick and fast focusing mostly on composition. I had a lot of freedom playing with the movement of the bears and broken icebergs. Polar bears’ habitat and hunting ground are in the decline. The bears depend on sea ice to hunt for seals. A decrease in sea ice and sea ice platforms moving farther apart mean the bears need to swim further, and a decrease in hunting opportunities while at the same time require to expend more energy. In our lifetime, we will be witnessing a shrinking of polar bear population.

24"x36", oil on canvas

24″x36″, oil on linen

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