Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Dolphin Wave" - oil painting

Oils on canvas (20×24 inches)

Dolphins are wonderful animals to watch as they play in the waves. I blurred them slightly to give the impression of speed as they break through the water.

This is a sight familiar to the wonderful people of the RNLI Kilrush as they go out in all weathers, risking their own lives to rescue people in trouble on the sea.

The proceeds from this painting will be donated to the RNLI Kilrush in appreciation for the wonderful work they do, saving lives and always ready and on call! The painting will be sold by raffle leading up to an art exhibition which takes place on the 12th February 2009 at the Kilrush Library.

I thought the subject would be appropriate as dolphins have a reputation for saving humans as well. Unfortunately, there are countries and people who do not show the same respect for these magnificent animals. Let us hope that a day will come when both humans and animals who play such important roles in our lives will receive the honours and respect they all deserve.


Tammy said...

It's wonderful that you are donating this painting for charity. It is a good cause and I agree that the dolphin painting fits with it.

I hope that there is a day where all life is respected, both animal and human. Too many people have no respect for anything or anyone.

Avril Brand said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Tammy! I share your sentiments, absolutely!!!

Chris Chalk said...

Hi Avril, I came across your blog whilst surfing. That's a fine painting up top there. Took me a while to spot the Dolphin actually, but it's a painting full of life. Keep creating, Chris