New Art: Orca Splash!

Another mini splash painting in the series that sprouted from card-sized gift art, warm-up art, and spur-of-the-moment-inspired doodlings. This was a warm up painting done before I painted The Matriarch, my watercolor of the famous wild orca J2 "Granny." It was painted and carefully detailed with teeny tiny nail art brushes. As always, I've gotta talk about the animal subject! 🙂 Orcas (aka killer whales) are the undisputed apex predators of the sea. They are the largest member of the dolphin family. There are several sub-types of orca, most of which spend their entire lives in close-knit matrilineal family groups called pods. Pods pass their unique behaviors, communication dialects, and hun

New Art! ~ Mahi Mahi Splash

Neeew stuff! Watercolor and ink painting of a bull mahi mahi, aka the dolphin fish or dorado! This fish (in my opinion anyway) is one of the most amazingly colored fish in the sea. They seem to "light up" with unbelievably brilliant colors when they are alive and underwater, and especially when they are excitedly hunting their prey. Mahi mahi are a very fast growing and abundant fish - rod and reel caught mahi is considered a sustainable seafood choice, while other large predatory fish commonly seen on menus such as the commercially over-harvested and often endangered tunas and swordfishes are not. This fishie is in my online shops and ready to be printed! Mahi Mahi Splash on Society6 Mahi M

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