Watch this painting develop as the creatures arrive for the story that it has to tell. Beginning with a dry textured layer of gesso on the canvas, I poured colour and sprayed it a bit with water to make it flow. The pigments used were Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna. After this had dried, I turned the canvas every direction looking for some interesting shapes. I saw the bear’s head near the lower center (minute 0:11) and the bird wing upper center. I proceeded to define these creatures, trying to preserve as much of the original background colour as I could. Adding the stream bed and trees gave context, and the fish completed the story.