Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Something long and slinky
No, nothing exotic. Well, I guess it would depend on your definition of exotic. This is the start of an oil painting of a jelly fish. The piece is on gallery canvas 12 x 36 using oils. Suitably long and slinky for the subject matter.
I love seeing jelly fish in the ocean as they bob along next to the boat or drift past as you sit on a rock at the ocean's edge. Sometimes I find them on the beach, a shining, transparent blob that is transformed into light, elegance and lace in the water. I'm still wary of them however, as their sting can be quite painful and long lasting.
One of the jelly fish found in Newfoundland waters is the Moon jelly fish. They look as if someone has drawn them in the water a bit like wonky space craft. I have another painting in my head for the moon jellyfish, but that will have to wait awhile. This jelly fish? Well I'm not sure of its species or origins quite yet. Perhaps a cross between a Lion's Mane and my imagination. Time will tell.