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Unexpected Inspiration

October 19, 2021

What a vivid memory this painting has for me. My wife Jackie, daughter Sarsten, and I were on the first leg of a drive from Kalispell to Santa Fe. We had just crossed the Little Blackfoot River south of Montana Highway 200, and right in the middle of the road, sitting in the morning sun was a black bear cub!

After the little guy decided to amble west into the trees, I looked to the east and this scene presented itself. Unexpected inspiration!



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