This painting I completed recently reminds me of this time of year with the bear in contemplation of some passing time. Perhaps he is giving thanks also.
Made after an oil by Caspar David Friedrich titled A Walk at Dusk. I was able to view this painting at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles some years ago, where it made a great impression on me. It is a small piece but a very profound statement contemplating the end of a day or a life. It was painted shortly before he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1835.