More work with bears?! That's great, can't wait to see more...
Yeah. I love his bear work too. I've tried time and time again to understand his passion for deer and why he paints them so much. They're literally pests in my neck of the woods in Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic area of the east coast. A total nuisance species that has become so overpopulated due to a lack of predators and increased urban development/sprawl. I suppose that might just be why they're such a reoccurring focal point. The impact of humans on deer populations is quite pronounce. And I guess a deer with badass antlers looks cool too. But you can't beat a bear.
Can't wait to see the finished painting, despite it already being presold.
We don't have any deer here in Phoenix, but I think they are very cool looking creatures. Sounds like they are a pain for you lowpro, too bad such lovely creatures can be such a problem (and it's not even their fault what with us humans knocking out all their natural predators!).
I really like Josh's pieces with the deer. But bears, I totally agree with you. When you stop and think about it, is anything really cooler than a bear? I think not.
When you stop and think about it, is anything really cooler than a bear? I think not.
Prob not. Well, maybe a bear with an octopus at its feet, a cute ass raccoon on it's shoulder and raven over head with a lightbulb. That might be better.
But I'm right there with ya. They're like giant dogs and I think that's why I love them so much. I'd love to have a pet bear to get all excited when I came home for the day. Might be a bit dangerous, but it would still be cool as hell.
I especially like the reflection of the fish and bear in the windows. I think this one is more proportional and balanced compared to the similar whale piece from the OKOK show. Although both were nice. Yes, can't wait to see the followup piece...
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2008 12:11:29 GMT -8 by sleepboy
yes, this is one of the finest pieces he has produced yet. the whale one from okok that you mentioned below seemed to be a bit out of proportion. looking at josh keyes paintings is like smoking crack - gotta get some more!!
strange. i'm definitely not "ga ga" over this piece at all. conceptually i love what he was going for. but i think it could've used a little more color variation or something. obviously, being super picky. and, as is the case with just about every single keyes piece to date, i'd love to hang it on my walls and would buy it in a split second if given the opportunity. but i don't think i'm as in love with it as everyone else seems to be. oh well. still, looking forward to seeing how this Call series plays out.