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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Animals, The Brown Bear, Sirkka Jalava

What to do, if you would meet an animal like this on your promenade in the forrest? Here we can be disposed to it while  picking blueberries for example. In my childhood it was not possible, there were no bears, it was said and I were never afraid to meet a bear or wolf in the forrest. Now it is different, because of the authorities promote saving wild life, even carnivore. The brown bear you can meet in the whole of the land. (I have never seen it in wild life, I must say to be honest, but I am living on an island now, where there are no bears.)
I would be scared. I dont go in to a forrest any more, never.
It is called King of the forrest. The people has always  almost adored it, always respected it, and I know why. It can weigh 300 kg, it is strong, quick, can climb up a tree. At least fell it. Nowadays they are ca 1600 bears in Finland I read somewhere. The people all over the world who will see the wild brown bear,  are travelling to east Finland to see these big kings of the forrists. Before most of them could be seen in Alaska instead.   

24 comments:

  1. Bonjour,
    Je découvre avec un immense plaisir votre univers. Cette dernière peinture avec ce bel ours brun est fantastique. Dans l'une de mes peintures j'avais peint aussi un ours brun avec une petite femme... que j'avais intitulé Cannelle, en hommage à la femelle ours tuée par un chasseur dans les Pyrénées.
    Je m'autoriserai une prochaine visite.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  2. Thanks for your comment. Your story is interesting.

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    1. Sirkka, are you able to translate the comment from martinealison for us? Thanks if you are able.

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    2. Lynn, she tells to be glad when she found "my universum", especially the latest painting of the bear was fantastic in her opinion. She paints too, and among her paintings there was one bear with a female, this female bear was killed by a hunter in Pyrenees.She will visit again. - Lynn, I dont know, what to say. You can self use the google translator after setting the languages from french to english. I hope it was to any help.

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    3. Thanks for the reminder to use the translator. ;-) I appreciate your help today.

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  3. We have the black ones like these. My neighbor starts getting them and then we get them over to out place.

    They look nice on a picture as you did or a the zoo the polar bears but you cannot trust them. They are wild creatures that roam in the wild.

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    1. Yes, they look nice, but they are wild and dangerous. Nothing to go too near. Thank you!

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  4. Your picture is lovely done you gave her or him a we smile. That was nice. He don't look so threatening of a look.

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    1. Perhaps he don´t look treatening, but he is.Thanks again!

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  5. Oh, Sirkka, love your brown bear and your commentary on it too. Where I grew up in California we were said to have brown bears, but I never saw one in real life either. When I went hiking alone I would sing, really loudly, to signal to any animals that I was there (mountain lions, bears). I heard that if they know you are coming they will stay out of your way. I hoped that was true! I love the posture of your kind-looking bear, and the texture of the pine trees behind him.

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    1. That is surely a good idea to sing loudly, or make loudly noices, that they can go out of the way. And they surely do it, I think it is true. Thank you very much Margaret!

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  6. One of my facebook groups has a challenge photo this month to draw an ACEO bear. The photo is of the bear sleeping. I hope I can do it as well as you did. Great Big Teddy Bear, but I know I would not want to meet him face to face.

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    1. It sounds interesting, Penny, your group in fb. I am sure your bear will be just excellent. Good, we shall respect the big Teddy Bear! Thank you so much for your comment, Penny!

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  7. Sirkka, you brown bear came out so well!!! Bravo! I love the shading on him and he LOOKS heavy and dangerous.

    My brother had gone on a vacation with his son who was about 18 at the time. He left him sleeping at their condo in Wyoming and went out early in the am to take photos. He was snapping away taking photos near his car and had just started up a path. When he turned a corner he saw a big brown bear on the same path he was on. Luckily the bear didn't show much interest in him. He ran back to the car and took some photos of the bear from there. Imagine if he had a run in with him.

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    1. Joan, I am so glad you like it! Thanks for it. Oh, what a story with your brother with his son! The bear was not hungry at that time, luckily! I can imagine how he felt. I try to imagine what I should do in the same situation, I think I should get a heart attack and not could run at all. Therefore I dont want to meet him at all!!

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  8. What a lovely bear! I am such a fan of animal art... they are my favorite muse as well. THank you for sharing your work. :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Bears are pleasant to see, but not in the nature!

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  9. Beautiful bear painting Sirkka, so realistic. He looks very friendly but I think I would be very nervous if he were wandering around in our local area. What a wonderful natural paradise you live in.

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    1. Thank you Jez! The bear is respect giving, where he then lives. I think they are wonderful animals, but I don´t want to be too near by them. Yes, there is a certain diversity around.

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  10. Really nice depiction of the bear and his environment.

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  11. Your bear painting is quite lovely! However, he does not look the least bit menacing. Such a ruse. We have seen brown and black bears in the wild in Yellowstone National Park. I stay in the car. My husband goes out to shoot photos. Scares me to death!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! I understand you have seen lots of bears in Yellowtone. I would do exact the same, i would stay in the car, absolutlly!

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