This pensive looking bear seems to be a good image for this first post on my new site and reflects something of my pondering state over these past few weeks. After three and a half years sharing my workings and thoughts on The Honeybee and the Hare I was in need of a change and so here I am on my new virtual nook.
My new web-nest is a simple affair, free from fuss and distraction in order to keep the focus firmly on my painted creatures. I will of course be continuing to blog and things here will not be so very different to my previous blog-home. I will still be sharing new works, the thoughts behind the art and my creative and working process. I will also be endeavouring to post more regularly – thanks to myriad technical issues on The Honeybee and the Hare my recent posts have been less than consistent.
This site is still in its formative stages so there will undoubtedly be some tweaks and changes along the way as it grows and evolves. Have a good mooch around, let me know what you think and feel free to pass on the link to any who you think may enjoy my creaturely works.
As for the bear -¦ these fierce creatures may not currently be found here in the UK but they once wandered the woods and shores of these Isles in times gone by. Alas, along with the wolf, they were hunted into extinction many moons ago. For some reason these impressive animals have been on my mind recently, with their gentle faces and great clawed paws, and so this small painting came into being.
I’m fascinated by what goes on the mind of creatures as they go about their ways. We can surmise certain things from studying their behavioural patterns and means of communication but an animal’s true thoughts remain a mystery to us, a secret between them and their maker.
So my bear is looking at something that we can’t see, wondering and thinking thoughts we’ll never know…