Friday, September 30, 2011

Out of Hibernation

A Swimming Treat-  acrylic on canvas; 9" x 18"  by Greg Newbold

This painting was done for the sequel to Winter Lullaby called Spring Song. Both were written by Barbara Seuling. In rhyming couplets children learn about different animals as come come out of the winter hibernation. In this piece for the opening couplet, a bear wakes up to search out a "swimming treat". I thought it was a little funny that our bear friend is on the verge of gobbling up this poor fish and yet the publisher wanted it to look a little more like they were just old friends saying "Hi". 

11 comments:

Connie said...

Love the composition and robust style.

Curious Art said...

Another beauty, Greg! I love the flow of the water.

Frank H. said...

simply beautiful!

Patti said...

very nice! Just bought your Christmas book. Love the images.

Will Terry said...

What can I say? Great!

k.h.whitaker said...

beautiful

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks everyone! TI like bears and fishing, so that made this one was one of the most enjoyable pictures from this book to paint.

mindfuldrawing.com said...

Great drawing, Greg. Lots of action. Yes, there are a few story lines in this illustration. What about the fish saying: 'Catch me if you can?'.
Paula

Jack Foster said...

Nice one Greg! With friends like that who needs enemies ;o) Love the colors!

Shirley said...

Gosh, this is simply gorgous!!

caela said...

This is awesome .. theres so much detail :)