Here, two cute bears are seen making their first climb up a tree. New to the world, everything is a wonder to them. Brave and curious, they venture up the trunk with eagerness. But Mom, is surely not far off. The viewer can imagine Mom’s concern watching her young cubs get so high in the tree. She likely makes a noise for them to come down, and the highest baby bear shoots a mischievous glance her way. The lower cub is unbothered and continues to climb. Stylistically, this painting is a classic “Paulette.” The beautiful contrast of cool blues against bright reds makes the subjects stand out. The mark-making, and shape-creation leads the viewer’s eye all around the painting finding interesting brushwork at every turn.
The title of this baby bears painting of cubs is First Climb.