#NatureDoodlewash A surprise!

June 21  Imagine if you will going around a corner on you favourite nature trail and coming across one of these guys.  A black bear.  Staring back at you, midstride, mid trail.  All stop.  You find yourself muttering a few choice unrepeatable words.  What to do?  Make noise, look big!  Ya, make noise look big!!  The black bear is just as startled.  He high tails it into the woods and you do an about face and walk as briskly as humanly possible in the opposite direction from whence you came.  A true story.  Talk about an adrenalin rush.  Where is a camera when you need it?  I don’t think I would have even had a chance to take a picture it all happened rather quickly.

#NatureDoodlewash  Quick sketch on Canson Mix Media 7” x 10” paper with Holbein Artists Water Color and Neocolor II  original art by Susan Feniak

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26 Comments on “#NatureDoodlewash A surprise!”

  1. Mary says:

    Oh my gosh Susan! Now this was a surprise, neither expected each other ~

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  2. I think you totally got his surprised look! LOL!

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  3. Jodi says:

    Yikes!!! Good thing he is cute! 🙂

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  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I always worry about such an encounter when walking in the woods! Too close for comfort but you painted your bear well, Susan! 😮

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  5. Painting for Joy says:

    Oh my gosh Susan!!! Carry bear spray girl!!! Love your sketch though. It’s too bad bears are so dangerous cause they certainly are cute.

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  6. wow! I stood in front of a few wild boars with their youngsters once and I was scared, I can imagine you feel the blood running at high speed true your head! good to have it catch it in a illustration!

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  7. Yikes! Great painting, Susan.

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  8. memadtwo says:

    Not the kind of hiking companion you want! You’ve caught the startled look. (K)

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  9. haha! Now that’s a thrilling hike! Love this little bear… it’s too cute to be scared of… though if I saw him in real life I might change my mind. Nice one!!

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  10. Teri C says:

    Way too much excitement on a hike. Lol. Neat job on this.

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