This animal illustration watercolor painting is just titled "Polar Bear 1".
The painting is 11x14" and ready to be framed in any standard matted photo frame. It is a rendering in classing Plant and Animal Illustration Watercolor style from a subject at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. Her name is Anana. As referenced on the zoo website - here is information on Anana, the Polar Bear:
Anana, whose name means “beautiful” in Inuit, was born at Seneca Park Zoo in November 1999. She came to Lincoln Park Zoo in 2001, sharing the exhibit for some years with brother, Lee, who moved to Detroit Zoo in 2009 as part of a breeding recommendation. (The species is naturally solitary in the wild, so the shift to solo living wasn’t an issue for Anana.)
Our big bear tips the scales at more than 700 pounds, enjoying a hearty diet of polar bear chow, fish, meat, bones, veggies and fruits. Gnawing on a big bone in her exhibit is one of Anana’s favorite forms of enrichment, although she also takes frequent dives in her outdoor pool…generally when the weather is a bit warmer than this, though!
I think she does have one of the nicer enclosures at the zoo and in this pose, reminded me of my basset hound who also likes to stay clean and sunbathe. :)
My watercolors provide a very affordable means for folks to collect original Art de Joie work. enJOY! The painting is on 140lb cold press watercolor paper and ships unframed via USPS. An example of a framed print is shown in a standard 11x14" frame and mat.
Copyright Joy Appenzeller Bauer, 2014.