"Now listen Big Ted, we need to talk...
You and me? We're finished, we're through... IT'S OVER.
It's not you, it's me... I've got itchy feet and it's time to move on.
I have met a new bear you see, and I'd like to get to know him better.
I hope you understand and I hope that you will soon meet someone else who will take care of you as I once did.
I'll never forget you Big Ted..."
|'Big Ted on Beethoven'|
... Tee-hee, sorry - I just couldn't resist!
Well, this has been one of the most frustrating paintings I have ever had to photograph, which is why it has taken such a long time to actually post it on my blog!
Dad and I tried all sorts of ways to get it right, but even now it doesn't show the colours and tones as they truly are, but - it is the closest I can get and I think it's close enough!
In reality there are more cooler colours within the fur, like those rich yellows and greens you see on the Beethoven music cover he is sitting on. So, the bear is actually a little lighter than this.
There is also a more obvious difference in tone too - Oh, and that blue tinge in the top right hand corner is just light reflecting off of the darkness.
Oh well, you get the idea!
By the way, I haven't painted the same wallpaper as was in my last bear painting. That was a Victorian pattern, whereas this is of course a pattern from the Classical era - Well what else could it have been for this particular set up, lol!
Once again this is oil on 18" x 22" canvas covered board.
I have already sketched out the composition for bear number four and I'll blog that in a few days.I am just sorry this one took so long !!