Here is the third and final post for Mr. Polar Bear. I think he is pretty much finished now. I worked mostly on the base area where he is walking and softened the sky on the upper right. He didn’t seem grounded quite enough and I just didn’t like the sky area. I toned down some of the colors across the whole painting, but especially on his body shadows. When I put the gloss sealer on in a week or two, it should brighten it up a bit and deepen the colors some, but not too much. I thought it was just fine on the calf the first time I used it, so I expect it to be okay. Any more changes and I think I might be just fiddling around with not much to show for it.
It has been cooler the last few days around here – back down into the 30’s and 40’s, but this week brings back the 50’s and 60’s. My daffodils are still blooming and I have brought a nice bunch inside. The scent of the doubles is just wonderful. Yippee for spring!