Oil on canvas
30″ x 40″
Everywhere this sea turtle goes she draws a crowd. This 30″ x 40″ oil painting on canvas depicts a pair of Moorish Idols, threadfin butterfly fish, millseed butterfly fish, and raccoon butterfly fish all joining her on her journey. Inspired by the marine life of Hawaii, these reef fish school together and offer their services to larger marine animals in the form of cleaning stations. When a pelagic animal stops at a cleaning station, the reef fish rid them of parasites, dead skin, and other ailments. Some even clean the teeth of predators!
Original Painting: $950
Oh yeah! The first of many Indo-Pacific reef creatures to be added. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it was to paint this fella. Interesting creature, the mimic octopus. It has learned to mimic other reef creatures to evade predation including lionfish, sea serpents, and flounder.
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I thought I would dabble a bit in acrylics last night. It was quite frustrating having to work is quicker than I do with oils, but I got the hang of it again. I plan on adjusting colors in the sky by adding more layers, and then I can focus on the reef life!
I am making great strides in building this beautiful Bali reef scene. I plan on adding more blue, pink, and yellow corals as well as TONS of Pacific reef fish. Stay tuned for more updates!