This painting is certainly one for the joyous and lighthearted. Instead of portraying the fierce and powerful side of the black bear, here, Paulette has chosen to highlight the innocent curiosity of a young bear as she begins to find her way in the world. The lovable creature stands on her hind legs as she looks out over a field of grass. Her eyes are wide as she takes in the newness of her environment. The painting is spackled with thick, rich textures, making the viewer want to reach out and touch it. The soft greens at the bottom which fade to soft tans at the top serve as the perfect background to allow the sweet bear to be the main point of interest.
This fine art painting of a black bear standing up is titled Standing Bear.