The past week I have enjoyed painting one of my favorite subjects: Orca whales. These striking marine mammals are residents of Puget Sound, Washington. On each occasion that my family and I have visited the San Juan Islands, we have seen orca pods swimming free and feeding on salmon. Many wild orca feed on marine mammals - but the pods in Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca have been feeding primarily on salmon for generations. It is always a delight to see these majestic mammals 'wild and free'.
Orca Whale "Ocean Freedom" ACEO watercolor and ink
Orca Whale "Majesty Surfacing" ACEO watercolor and ink