Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Teddy Bears' 114th birthday
I painted this a short time ago - before the current "City Evenings" series, one of which was the last blog. I am still continuing them but this seemed a good day to feature Teddy. Modern bears can have quite different features and colours as well as safer eyes. I'm sure these eyes are the dangerous stick-pin eyes but I think it is fortunate that he does have the original eyes and I like the definite old-fashioned snout. The bank features columns for different coins and pictures of industriously saving children with coins and bags of money.