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a summer thought

In Art Watercolor Gallery, ice bears on July 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

Thoughts of ice. It has been hot and much energy is given to staying cool. What better way than to visit brother ice bear.

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the white

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm
watercolor aceo c3/2013

watercolor aceo c3/2013

Yesterday was very much a snow day. About 8 inches had fallen, it was still snowing and it was foggy. Everything was white. The dogs and I went for a walk. It was so still and so white. In the woods beside us coyotes watched us. I couldn’t see them, but the dogs had ‘mohawks’ and were very wary. Even though the coyotes are grey and brown they were totally cloaked by the snowy scene. It was as though the white had swallowed us all….me, dogs, coyotes. Very trippy.

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the postman

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on December 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm
watercolor aceo 12/2012

watercolor aceo 12/2012

Ted liked his fresh kill so much that he would wait in a snow bank for prey. A real mounain cat. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet….as they say about the postal service.

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a sense of snow

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, Wild Things on August 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

watercolor 2012

I think that this creation comes from my subconscious need for cold weather. I have fans on 24/7 and the paint has actually dried on my brush before I could get it to my paper. Well…this too shall pass.

 

A sense of snow helps to preserve the polar bear’s life. He knows things about snow that we can’t even imagine. Instinctive knowledge that gets you through the night.

 

gyp

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on October 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c10/2011

The Ket, a tribe of central Siberia, regarded the bear as their ancestor. They prayed to the spirit of the bear and referred to the bear as gyp, “grandfather.”

 

mask

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on July 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

 

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c7/2011

A bear attending the Tundra Masquerade Party in a bear costume.

bear prayer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on July 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5

Within the Inuit Indian tribes the Great Spirit controlled the caribou and took the form of a huge, white bear. It was the Inuit  conjurer who had the power to influence that spirit to send deer to the Inuit when they were starving.

This is my first painting since moving. It was a difficult move and I still don’t have my studio organized much less….my life. But all is well and little by little things get organized. Love my studio.  I have ‘packed’ a big house into a very small space. The dogs and I are having personal space issues. Buddha especially seems to lie in the middle of all the narrow walk ways. He has a deck in the trees, but he is still confused by the transition. Maus has taken refuge on my bed. Oh well. More to come with photos. Just found my camera.

Three of the studio walls are windows and surrounded by giant cedars. When it snows this winter I will be seeing only snow on the cedars out my windows. I’m looking forward to being settled and painting more.

nanook

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on May 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 c5/2011

‘Cikug’ is the Inuit name meaning ice. An appropriate name for our hero….a highly decorated soldier in the polar army.

buddha the dog

In Critters on February 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Snow in Crestline, California 2/26/2011

This is my dog Buddha trudging up a bank in front of our house. He is training for a Donner Pass outing. We have over 2 feet and two more expected today. We still have power. Well, of course, I wouldn’t be typing this if we didn’t. We have a gas stove, so no matter what we will have warm food.
Looks like it is going to be some time before we get out. Couldn’t even walk in this without snow shoes. It is really beautiful. All white and fuffy.

nanook

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on February 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c2/2011

Inuit belief says that the spirit of the bear…. the “flying bear” could take the shaman to the moon, or deep into the sea, to seek help for his people.