As I mentioned in a couple posts ago, I visited the aquarium while I was home. It had been such a long time since I'd been to the aquarium and I forgot how magically foreign things underwater were. I've recently been to the underwater exhibit at the Academy of Science in San Francisco, but the beauty didn't compare to the aquarium in Waikiki. It was something about the colors and the life of tropical sea life that held on to my attention.
One image in particular just stuck out in my mind and every time I thought about it, I felt compelled to paint it. So I did!
I'm calling this one Underlayer and its 20 x 16 inches, oil on canvas. Lots of detail (which is probably why I felt compelled to do that last piece) and a great learning experience of spacial pushing a pulling. I'll probably be doing a few other underwater scenes due to a commission I'll be starting on soon. Maybe this will turn into a body of work?