I have just completed my first big studio painting for the Wildlife Trusts’ Undersea Art Award. This oil painting, measuring 112cm x 107cm, was inspired by the St Mary’s dive I describe in my previous post. It will be shown at the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) annual exhibition ‘The Natural Eye’ in October, along with field work and other studio work as yet not completed.
This painting contains more than just seals and kelp; there is a nudibranch (sea-slug), a blue-rayed limpet and some fish. It’s a little like the underwater version of ‘Spot the Ball’!