Joyce 36x18 Acrylic on canvas

Joyce is another bear that I finished for the Lions Bay show. She is the same reference photo as Jasper (a similar bear I painted a few months ago). Joyce is on a larger canvas and I used a green background. I find it beneficial to try painting the same photo several times because it gives me the opportunity to experiment and compare the effects when I make minor (or not so minor) changes. I guess you can call it "comparing apples to apples". It also builds my confidence so I know that something wasn't just a fluke