Description This is from an original oil painting by Brenda Thour of a polar bear stretched out on his stomach. His front paws are together as if he was praying and he's looking up. Reference photo by my daughter, Jessica Thour, taken at the zoo. Copyright 2012.
Brenda Thour, Minneapolis, Minnesota Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Painting is exciting and fun for me. I work in mostly oil, but I also use acrylic and watercolor. I have been painting since 1999, when I finally followed my heart and bought a few painting supplies. Picking up a paint brush was like turning a corner in my life. I have studied under and have taken private lessons from award winning artists. Painting is a passion for me and I immerse myself in each piece I work on, learning more with each new piece.
To take a blank canvas and create a work of art depicting God's beautiful handiwork is amazingly rewarding. Since I started painting, I have more of an appreciation of the beauty all around us. My passion is in painting wildlife and landscapes. I now look at nature differently, I view places and subjects as a possible composition. I notice the uniqueness of simple things, such as a fence post, or a tree stump. I give God all the glory for all he has done in my life.