'Star bears', 12 by 16 ins., acrylics on watercolour paper.
Inspired by a photo on Flickr (creative commons license) by Scott Lowe.
Following on from my art journal page on brown bears.
I used plastic store cards to spread the background paint which was a really quick way to get good coverage and then I used stencils to add texture and interest to the background.
I painted the bears over the background.