Bruin in the meadow
The soft smudgy-ness of mist is hard for me to paint in acrylic but here's a first attempt, can you feel just a touch of the breeze? I learned that one way to tell a bears size from afar is to note how much their ears stand out from their head. Their thick teddy bear ruff develops as they mature making their ears look smaller. When you get close they all look big, hello mama, enjoy your lunch.
I found this great video by Bob Smith <@bobsmithimages>, taken during the photographers workshop I overlapped with at Silver Salmon. The aerials give a really nice overview, enjoy!