Title: Winter Radiance
This was a commissioned painting done for the Black Bear Gallery of Mt. Shasta. It depicts a black bear wandering the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta. This was an early spring day, and I went skiing looking for signs that bears might be coming out of hibernation, and, sure enough, I found fresh bear tracks made that day. I started this painting the next day.
Since the owners of the gallery later became the founders of the Black Bear Diner restaurant chain, I used this same bear for creating the Black Bear Diner logo.
This is also published as a limited edition.
Original Medium: Watercolor
Size: Height 18.5 in x Length 29.0 in
Location: Private Collection