June 21, 2010
The spirit of the Gulf
I liked the challenge by Suzanne McDermott to raise awareness about the plight of the Gulf of Mexico, here is my small effort towards that. I think, though small, it is a nice way to show our concern for our planet.
I decided to do Sea nettles, natural members of the ecosystem and not considered as nuisance until their numbers are extraordinarily high. Quite an uncommon subject to paint:-) I had seen them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and love them for what they are. This is done from a picture that I took during my visit there. When I looked at their beautiful form and movement, the mystery of creation of life remained unanswered. I also thought that it was a pity to confine them in a space but now I may have to change my perception, I think they are so much more safer there than in the ocean.
You can have a look at Suzanne's challenge here and most welcome to take it!