A Caribou Coffee Obsessed Bear

Caribou Coffee Bear Artiste, Gouache #14/365 by Niya Christine. Copyright 2013

This eccentric bear thinks about Caribou about as much as I think about painting. He happened to wander into town one day. As he dodged the tranquilizer bullets from local authorities he saw a sign for Caribou coffee. That night he was supposed to be hibernating. It was a very cold and long winter. He couldn’t sleep. He couldn’t go back to town for Caribou coffee and risk being shot. So he painted… and painted. He painted all winter long. He’s super proud of this one.

Project notes: It’s official… after this painting my new toy is gouache paint. Oh, and I sketched for this week’s paintings today. All I can say is that after 2 weeks of not painting animals, I am in withdraw. So you’ll see some coffee & tea animal concepts this week. I’m looking forward to it. Thank you all for your kind comments and emails. It really makes all the difference!