A few friends and myself were talking about circus animals the other day, and I have had circus bears on the mind since then! I found this really neat pool of photos on flickr of russian circus bears. The pictures kind of make me sad, but also make me want to squeeze these bears like stuffed animals with a hulk-like hug action. Anyways. I was inspired to paint a circus bear. It's acrylic on a found plaque, approx. 7" by 5". I've included the preliminary sketch which I almost like better than the painting!!