I seem to have a thing for drawing and painting sea creatures and here's another variation on the theme. I WAS born on a tiny island in the middle of the Bering Sea, so I suppose I imprinted on water, rocks, and sea life at a very early age. I like the calligraphic shapes of these creatures, too. Who knows why we're drawn to the things we are?
I've recently plunged back into acrylic painting, after mostly drawing and painting in watercolors for the past three or so years. I'm beginning to get my sea legs a bit in the studio. I do know this: that painting as assiduously as I've drawn over those years will stand me in great stead technically, emotionally, and every which way. I'll never, ever stop sketching, though. It's like breathing to me. I'll just be doing both, writing about both, showing both here. This is the balance I've been needing.
Acrylic on board, 8"x 10"
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