... And here is that truth. Let me introduce you to............. 'Sherlock-Wilson' - my Mum's previously unnamed bear...
If you remember my earlier post on the bear as a W.I.P, you will know why I named him 'Sherlock'. So - why Sherlock-Wilson?
Well, when I spend so much time with one bear, I often find my self, um... talking to it!
Do you remember the Volley Ball that Chuck befriended in the film 'Castaway' and named Wilson?
Well, during the 60 hours I spent in solitude with this bear, he became my Wilson, hence the middle name!
Anyway, it turns out that Sherlock-Wilson has a cockney accent! Who knew? Lol!
It also turns out that the best tutor I have had to date was my Dads old bear, Ted, from my previous bear painting! I knew I had learned a lot from painting him, but I didn't realise quite how much until I began this one :0)
I found the books to be quite a challenge, particularly that tatty old cotton covered book.
Aside from that, you wouldn't believe the trouble I had getting a photograph of the painting. I had such a problem with reflected blue light bouncing off from what in reality are warm, rich darks - particularly towards the bottom. I had to turn to my Dad in the end who managed to get a much better result than I had!
The painting is 18" x 22" on canvas covered board.
I have three more boards of the same size, all of which will be paintings of bears. I am just looking for some new props. :0)
I hope you think he was worth the wait, lol!