Curious Bear ~ Sketchbooks are Valuable
Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
12x 16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars
3 1/4″ Omega dark Wood with gold inlay,
Lower Left – Baumann GV
At our camp near Coulter Bay, on the boundary of the Teton National Park, there was a curious bear whose name is Number 399. When I captured my first glimpse of Number 399, I grabbed my sketchbook to make a quick sketch on paper knowing that I could later transfer it to canvas. The bear stood for a few moments among several fallen tree trunks before lofting away to another campsite. While he stood there, a burst of wind made his fur ripple like waves on water, back-blowing his thick winter coat.
The National Park Service gives bears numbers to identify each bear, keep track of their activity, and to monitor if any bears are interacting with park tourists in an unpleasant manner. Every bear has its own personality and interacts differently with members of the human race. Number 399 is a popular bear at the campground.
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Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show, Reverence~An Artist’s Tribute to Nature, Orland Art Center, September 2014
Currently held by the Artist