This is a painting from a couple of days ago. Although it's in Oils, it started with a toned canvas using a blue-gray Acrylic gesso. ( like my previous post, "WINTER STREAM" )
Being an animal-lover, I can always find an excuse for rendering a magnificent creature such as this.
The challenge here was getting enough contrast and definition because essentially it's a white subject on a white background. The blue-gray snow shadows and the "off-whites" of the bear were all adjusted until the bear popped out from the background. There are not a lot of darks in this painting and it is what's referred to as a "high key" painting.
Every painting presents it's own set of challenges and the artist has to study, analyze, tweak and adjust it until evertything falls into place.