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Salted Bear

Today's offering features 2 vintage items, a bear decoration and the salt shaker seperated from it's hoosier more than 25 years ago.  The bear is not a stuffed bear.  It is rather something  that's hollow inside.  I bought it quite a while ago because I collect black bear doo-dads.

This poor bear may have started its life black but now he's sun-bleached brown.  I'm happy with the outcome of this painting, because I tried to paint the word "salt" on the shaker.  I scraped that failed attempt off and then started again.  I mixed more carefully hued greyed colors.

You scraped off some of your painting- you query.  Well, let me tell you that I learned the HARD way to fold my cards early when I'm not playing a winning hand.   The best time to scrape and repaint is, just after you hear your artist's eye scream to your brain: "  What the heck are you doing?!  The horse is dead already, let it rest in peace." - Brande 


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