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Monday, 26 December 2016
Well, Christmas is over for another year - I hope you all had a wonderful day full of family, love & laughter and that you got what you wanted under the Christmas tree. We had a low key but fun day and now the house smells of cooked goose and is sprinkled with glitter.
One of my presents was a kit to make the characters from Peanuts - who doesn't love Peanuts? By the evening I had sobered up enough (!) to attempt the first one - Woodstock. Next up, Snoopy!
A couple of days before Christmas I discovered that I was so well organised I had time to spare, so started a painting. This is Lurch, a brown bear from Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, who sadly passed away this summer. He was a big old bear, full of character and rather anti-social, but I did like him. I was lucky enough to be given permission to use a photo taken by one of the cam watchers on the Explore.org site. I hadn't planned on painting any particular bear but did want a particular pose and this one fitted the bill - it's kind of matching the previous wolf painting - and it's just a bonus that it is of a well-known and loved bear. This is in acrylic on board.