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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lorrie #87 - Sealife Spa

Sealife Spa, watercolor 9 x 12 inches
Along Highway 1 in the Big Sur region of California, there are many places to pull over and appreciate the view from high bluffs. Recently I did that and, with the aid of binoculars, spotted this idyllic little scene far below. A ring of protective rocks formed a calm pool of water where a sea otter floated motionless, sleeping (I presume), and looked suspended in air thanks to the wave-free clear water beneath it. Another otter was hauled out on a rock, brandt's cormorants perched on guano-whitewashed areas, and a trio of harbor seals rested. Some other critters came and went as well, that I didn't include here. This painting was done at home with guidance from a sketch made at the time in my travel journal.


Terry said...

What a difficult scene to capture but you did a very good job. Even the very clear pool too. I like your sea colors and the whites are so good and so real too. Well done!

CathyO said...

i really like how you captured the turbulence of the water! You did a wonderful job of capturing this scene!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh....what an incredible scene. I would have loved to have seen it in person, but your painting is the next best thing!! The floating otter really gets me!!