I'm not sure this one is done, but I'm done with it for now. This is a bad photo. I had to take it at an angle to cut down on glare (too lazy to take it off the wall where it is drying and place it in an area with better lighting), then I whacked some of it off with the crop tool to make it a rectangle again. If it looks like there is a lot of glare in the bushes at the lower left, it's because there is. This one is the biggest yet, maybe four feet by five feet, all by palette knife, so I'm tired. So lay off.
This is Phase One of the new one, in case you want to watch it develop (like a Polaroid picture - shake it, shake it - sorry). I'm picking the brushes back up for this one, because it's bear time again. I decided to use this long, thin canvas to highlight the reach. I bought it thinking "panorama," but I think turning it on its side for this effect will be more fun.
This one is based on this news photo from the Denver Post. I decided to use a less moustached fire fighter and a different house, and fewer of the crazy ropes and pulleys the Colorado fire dudes thought they needed for one small fluffy bear cub. It looks like they were trying to lynch him. Actually, it looks like they are doing a good job of capturing his ear. I skipped the ropes for now. They're cluttery. Besides, my fire dude's got it under control. What could possibly go wrong?
Are you still humming the "Shake it like a Polaroid Picture" song?