Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dolphin Curiosity

Oil painting on canvas of a dolphin (40 x 40 cm)

I have been so fortunate in my life to have seen many, many dolphins – in Table Bay, on the west coast of South Africa as well as off the coast of Robben Island. So, this little painting is for all the dolphins: may we always be blessed to have these wonderful creatures in our oceans. Dolphins are caught by fishermen, slaughtered by trawlers and horribly killed in some far east countries.

Dolphins are considered to be amongst the most intelligent of animals and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture.

Thank you to Maxime of sxu for giving me permission to use her photo as reference material!!


Baker Watson said...

It looks as though some of that digital experimenting did find its way to canvas. I'm glad to see that.

And thanks for the visit. It's always so good to have you come by.


Avril Brand said...

Thanks Baker... yes indeed. Painting is far more enjoyable than messing on the computer. Digital art is too easy and it never feels like my own.. but its a great exercise in playing with colour and form. Still, nothing beats getting paint and linseed oil on your fingers!!