The paintings, photos, thoughts and travels of a freelance artist.
Monday, October 31, 2011
90 paintings in 90 days, Day 27, Monk Seal
Hawaiian Monk seals are solitary creatures and very rare. They visit Molokai's remote beaches and shy away from people. This old guy was huge, his face was green with algae growing in his fur, but I left that out. Since I went camping with friends over the weekend I started the painting outside, but wasps dive bombed the paint. One was fine, but it left and soon returned with a small swarm. When they made it quite clear it was now their paint I took the hint and finished in the tent.