Polar Portrait (original) watercolor by Paul J Sweany
This transparent watercolor is a portrait study of a polar bear. The artist, and his wife, Margaret, spent much time at the Indianapolis Zoo photographing and painting some of their favorite animals. Margaret used her photos of bears to create outstanding sculptures, and was known as a sculptor of bears. This painting was created in 1990, during the height of the artist's long career (1940's through early 2000's).
The image size is 9x9", and is double matted in its original greyish wood frame to 17x17" (the frame is in excellent condition)