Black Bear in Autumn
The American black bear (Ursus americanus)
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
36 X 24 inches
Original in a private collection
This painting was inspired by a Black Bear that wandered into my North Carolina, USA back yard during Autumn when leaf color was at its most brilliant.
As the sun set, a large overhead cloud reflected a golden glow bathing everything in magical luminous light. I stepped out my back door and as I heard the latch catch in the lock, I turned and saw a black bear looking at me..
The bear reacted before I could even lift the key back up toward the door, he turned tail and ran through the brilliant colorful forest and his blackness looked as if he were a black hole in space.
What a moment!
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