Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Courting - A Work in Progress

With having the show at The Lindsay Gallery next year with Carol Rutherford entitled "Above and Below the Reef" I decided I had better start working on this painting which will have a pair of my favourite fish in it -seahorses.

The seahorse that is found in the Caribbean is Hippocampus reidi, commonly known as the longsnout seahorse or slender seahorse.

Over the years I have seen and taken pictures of some of the many colours in which they can be found. They range from brown almost black to completely white in colour. The most common being a wide range of yellows.

Seahorses are also masters of camouflage and unless you are carefully looking it is very easy to swim right past them.

I will post this painting at a later date once more work has been completed.