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“Welcome Bear”, Colleen Perry, designer

Painted by Susan Adams Bentley

Colleen Perry designed an adorable bear with lots of different outfits for the various holidays. The pattern is in her book “Bearing All Seasons”. If you liked playing with paper dolls as a child, I really think you’ll love having a welcome bear. Colleen had a terrific idea! This has been a very popular project with painters of all levels.

The bear shown here is my adaptation of Colleen’s design. I used Debbie Mitchell’s stippling method and facial features from one of her books. This hangs at the entrance to my office/painting room, and of course, I have outfits for lots of holidays!

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