Just A Little Polar Bear

watercolor of polar bear


The title of this painting is White?

That’s important because we know that snow and polar bears are both white, right? I can assure you there’s not one speck of white anywhere in this piece. In addition to being a dedication to polar bears, it’s also a comment on the perception of color.

I have always seemed to be inspired by polar bears, and it might be that I love snow and their white fur, neither of which is truly white and that becomes the beauty of the scene. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has an excellent polar bear exhibit, and combined with all the images seen on the news, even a decade ago, I was moved to paint them.

Now that they are losing their habitat, it becomes even more of an imperative.

This is a small original watercolor sketch painted from photo references, and it’s just a little thing. The painting is 8″ wide x 8″ high, matted with 3″ acid-free mats, 1/2″ iridescent ice blue on the bottom, 2-1/2″ iridescent ice pink on the top with a German silver metal frame. The total size is just under 12″ x 12″. The backing is acid-free foam core and the glass is premium clear glass.

You can find this painting in my shop on Etsy: White? Polar Bear, Original Watercolor


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