Saturday, November 29, 2008

Polar Express

Polar bears have been in a lot of news lately. So, I thought to paint them this week. I saw a couple of photos of polar bears sleeping together when I was browsing the web – they look so adorable and peaceful. As we all know polar bears are potentially endangered species due to the rapid and unprecedented shrinking of the Arctic’s sea ice, which they use as a platform to hunt seals, fish and other sea creatures.

I used the back of the watercolor paper to paint on. I’m not sure if I’d do it again. The colors were not as vibrant and it did not absorb the water well. I had to use a towel to wipe off excess water and to try to blend and smooth the surface. Although, the colors were not as vivid as I wanted to, I really love the “dream-like” effect. I wish I had a bigger scanner to really capture the subtlety of the colors.


Unknown said...

oh I do too, i almost glad that the colores aren't so intense in here!! I luv your polar bears I know they are endangered so sad...really looks like you are painting a lot lately! great! xoxoxo

Cat said...

Thanks Sachan. Yeah I have been learning how to paint. Watercolor is challenging and painting breaks the monotony of my job hahaha. I haven't painted or drawn in years, it's great getting back to it again.