This Oil painting of a Leafy Seadragon was such a pleasure to paint...this tiny creature of the ocean is exquisite and poignantly even more vulnerable than it appears.
With a long face like a horse, they have an almost mythical appearance, but are far from immortal as none of the seahorse family are strong swimmers and they often die during storms. They excel at camouflage and many can change colors to hide themselves in their natural underwater surroundings. There are declining numbers as these creatures are used in Asian herbal medicines. Bizarrely, for seahorses, leafy and weedy sea dragons and even pipefish — a relative — males are responsible for childbearing.
Oil Painting size; 24 x 18 inches
Painted using Winsor & Newton professional Oil Paints and liquid metal acrylic.
The 100% pure cotton stretched canvas has been gesso primed and the painting lightly varnished with Winsor & Newton Picture Varnish.
The sides are painted black and the work can be hung unframed. Picture hanging fittings are in place.
Certificate of Authenticity signed by myself accompanies each original.
Painting is carefully packed and dispatched promptly on notice of the order
W 61.00 cm x H 46.00 cm
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About the Artist
Apart from an 'A' level in Art, I am self-taught. I have painted throughout my life and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for me. The passion I feel for my work is expressed through my diverse subject matter and vibrant colours. Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spe...