Monday, August 27, 2012

Bears at Cleveland Zoo painting by Hoeptner

Bears  Oil on cradled wood  8" x 8"  NFS
Two new subjects for me:  Bears and water.  Painting water is hard! Bears are fun'll see more new subjects soon-These bears live at the Cleveland Zoo where I managed to shoot over 400 reference photos last week.   Don't know how I ever managed before digital cameras came along...  too much fun.


  1. Love your bears, and how they are playing together, wonderful new subject!

  2. Wow! love seeing the bears!! I know what you mean about digital cameras! I've gathered a zillion photo references this summer (stashing up for a long winter!, hehe).

  3. This is perfectly painted Diane ..
    LOVE the subject ...they look so playful. I agree with you..I don't know what I would do without my digital camera!!


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