Everybody needs a Whale

I mostly painted birds until Sea Shepherd asked me to paint something for their anniversary fundraiser and that is when I stepped out of my comfort zone and painted my first whale.

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Since then, I have painted many more….

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I embedded Sea Shepherd’s motto “Defend, Conserve and Protect” into this painting.
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A Blue Whale
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A Humpback Whale

….including my urban sketch of my see-sawing whale. It’s a great de-stressor, especially during the latest quarantine measures. I give it a push, the mouth opens and shuts, the eyes move from side to side and this gentle movement gives the illusion of ocean waves rising and falling. I find myself giving it extra pushes this month. Do you have a calming object in your house?

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My sketch of my see-sawing whale

This is my latest whale painting, an Orca, titled “Life is but a Dream”.

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The Orca looks as relaxed as the dreamy feeling the painting evokes. The original painting is approximately 21 x 29.5 cm and is for sale on http://www.pjpaintings.com.

I hope that life is being relaxing and dreamy for you despite the world being in quarantine and having changed so much.

Thanks for visiting.

 

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