Bearly Asleep - Young Black Bear by wildlife artist Carl Brenders

Bearly Asleep - Young Black Bear by wildlife artist Carl Brenders

Bearly Asleep by Carl Brenders, available from Prickly Pear Galleries.
 
"Painting young animals without having the painting look too cutsey is quite a challenge. Sleeping baby animals look cute anyway, but this element should never be abused by artist to make the painting more successful. The cute aspect of babies is built into nature to activate the mother's instinct to care for them. Looking at a sleeping child (like my daughter and later, my grandchildren) was always a delight. I wanted that same peaceful espression on this little black bear cub's face. I wanted it to look like it was having nice dreams, and animals seem to dream just like people do.
 
"One could imagine that the mother bear sleeps nearby, but I wanted to keep her out of the painting and put the cub on a bed of mosses to create the feeling of a very soft children's bed. The warm yellowish tints in the mosses suit the colours of the black bear cub very well. These kinds of colour combinations fascinate me, and I usually choose my subjects for that purpose. For a mother bear, the cubs are a constant worry, as they are very vulnerable. So when they settle down after their fun and games, it's time for the mother to take her own nap." - Carl Brenders (from his new book - Pride of Place.) 
 
See also Bearly Awake by Carl Brenders, both prints released 2004.
offset litho, 1500 s/n
Current Availability: Sold Out at Publisher / Secondary Market Pricing Applies / Please Email for Cost.
Dimensions: 11" x 16.25"
Issue Price: $95.00
offset litho, 76 a/p
Current Availability: Sold Out at Publisher / Secondary Market Pricing Applies / Please Email for Cost.
Dimensions: 11" x 16.25"
Issue Price: $114.00

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