Startled

Grizzly bear and raven startling each other
Startled, 54″w x 40″h, acrylic on canvas Sold

Raven leaps into flight,

Feathers askew,

Disturbed by a

Looming presence.

Closeup of part of the raven
Treatment of paint on the bird

Bear moseys along,

Peaceful and relaxed,

Until the whoosh

Of alarmed raven.

Closeup of background and hump of the grizzly
Detail of texture and paint colors

How often do we

Scare ourselves

Without reason?