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11-19-2010, 12:32 PM

A few months ago I tried to go my way with acrylics.
You've to know - I HATE brushes... maybe because of the primary and secondary school and the water color. Now I decided to face my hates and I think I was successful for the first time.

We paint for a North America Project in my own Art-forum and therefore I painted these codiacbears with an alaskan landscape.

This scene takes place in the golf of alaska on the island Codiac.
I took the codiac bears, because grizzlies are so famous but there are even other beautiful bears .


“Spawning banquet”
Codiac bears| Alaska
Acrylics on Canvas
60 x 80 cm

Ca. 55h workingtime

I hope you like it.
Please be lenient with the landscape, because it's my first landscape ever and I think the rocks are a little bit confusing, but there was no reference for this one :)

Greetings Vany

11-19-2010, 01:41 PM
That's a great painting! Love the bears! I don't think the rocks are confusing at all. I really like the way you did the rocks.

11-19-2010, 01:48 PM
Wonderful painting. Love the composition. Doug

11-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Beautiful painting but Codiac is actually spelled Kodiak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodiak_Island,_Alaska). :)

11-19-2010, 02:55 PM
Thank you very much :)

@ fiddlinjohn: thanks, I thought, they looked a bit deformed... but thanks I'm glad you like the rocks :D

@ddel: I changed the composition a few times with the help of a good friend.

@ dances_with_oils: aaah thanks then it's the same as in German :D I thought it would be spelled with a C :) thanks and also for the comment on my painting :)

11-19-2010, 06:25 PM
Love the details in this especially in the bears, water and rocks. Your trees are excellently done as well. Great work!!

11-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Wundebar Vany. Are there any Kodiaks in Germany? LOL


11-20-2010, 05:35 AM
A big Thanks to you :)

Hehe No there are no kodiaks, we was happy to have a little brownbear last year, but the wolves are coming back and the lynx yaaay :D

I'm sorry for the spelling mistake hihi. But some kind person added a "Kodiak" to the title, so thank you :)

11-20-2010, 09:05 AM
The rocks, water,bears, nice details, wonderful painting

11-20-2010, 04:54 PM
Du bist willkommen. Viel Deutsch ist in den Yukon und Alaska gesprochen. Es ist wie ein zweites Zuhause, neue Kanadier, vor allem Bayern.

(Entschuldigt, wenn mein Deutsch ist ausgeschaltet, ich bin ein wenig eingerostet.)

11-20-2010, 07:46 PM
thanks @purplepansey, I'm very pleased you like it :)

@dances_with_oils: Thank you :) Your German is very good :) I love Canada, I've never been there, but all I could see from Pictures is great :) Maybe someday... :D I didn't know that so many German people are living in Canada :)

chammi kaiser
11-21-2010, 07:12 AM
I like those rocks too. They look almost surreal. It is a great painting.
Ich bin beeindruckt!!!

11-21-2010, 08:48 AM
Excellent..can I say it "rocks". Fabulous indeed.


11-21-2010, 09:03 AM
Beautiful work

11-22-2010, 11:53 AM
Vany. just noticed one small area of concern.. the bear's snout. The bear on the rock/my left is showing the Kodiak's snout but the bear in the water/my right is showing more like a Grizzly.

Kodiak (http://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fca.images.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dkodiak%2Bbears%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-715%26fr2%3Dtab-web&w=3648&h=2736&imgurl=upload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fe%2Fe0%2FBear_1000456.JPG&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcommons.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3ABear_1000456.JPG&size=4MB&name=File%3ABear+100045...&p=kodiak+bears&oid=5c923905f5bc4de45073923f54655ec7&fr2=tab-web&no=6&tt=21300&sigr=11nejvrnd&sigi=11sodi518&sigb=130gbgf7d&type=JPG&.crumb=4LG2SqG8OJc)

Grizzly (http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/picture-of-a-large-grizzly-bear-4171-pictures.htm)

Maybe shorten the snout to bring it in ling with the left bear's snout?