Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ACEO Blacktip Reef Shark Watercolor Painting

"Gliding in the Shallows"

What lovely creatures these swift, nicely marked sharks are.  The stark black against the burnt sienna/yellow ochre is pleasing to view in sinewy gliding motion.  I have a passion for these small sharks and worked with them in the aquarium field for over a decade.  They are quick to respond when food is near and they feed on squid, fish, shrimp, crabs and other reef creatures.  Shallow water and the hint of a shadow give the feeling of a sunny, warm, tropical, soft sandy beach nearby.  Time for a siesta... 

Gliding in the Shallows by Colleen K Carrigan (c) 2010


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  1. Beautiful painting, love the way the water washes over the shark.

  2. loved the aerial view of the shark , your paintings are really super. love them

  3. Hello Marlene and Judi, Thanks for the nice comments about this shark painting. I just love these marine creatures! Have a great day.