Dolphin Deeps – Original Art and Fine Art Prints

surreal painting with a black and teal background with a water glass lit from above and behind with teal light. Looking at us from the glass is a bottlenose dolphin. Splashes of water on the table top and a reflection of the dolphin. There is a slice of lime at the left top of the glass.

Oil on canvas  60cm x 75cm   US $ 850 (NZ $ 1500)

A moody, black background enhances a water glass lit from above and behind with deep teal light.  Looking thoughtfully at us from the glass is a bottlenose dolphin. Splashes of water on the table top join a muted reflection of the dolphin. The slice of lime in the glass both compliments and contrasts with the deep teal colour of the light. I find dolphins both stunningly beautiful and encouraging. Beautiful because they are poetry in motion, and encouraging because they are mammals managing to flourish in a hostile environment. They can’t even breathe where they live, but not only do they cope with that, they thrive, and enjoy living so much that they love playing. They give me hope that I too might find ways to flourish, even when I find life difficult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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