The Somber Wake - Alaskan Brown Bear - 36x48 Oil on canvas
This is another larger painting and I would consider it my first self-portrait. During the time I painted this brown bear I had been having frustrations in the area of relationships and while working through my emotions this painting evolved. What started as a grizzly bear sleeping in huckleberry bushes quickly took a life of its own, developing into a very real and raw portrayal of my feelings. This brown bear expresses those feelings through his somber expression and pose against the storming Alaskan skies and sea.
Oil painting by James Corwin - Wildlife Artist