Wednesday, June 08, 2011

World Oceans Day

acrylic on gallery canvas  6" x 12"
This painting is available on my website

June 8, 2011 is World Oceans Day.  On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.

With my work over the last 18 months related to fish and water, the ocean is an important part of my life.  I live near it; it provides inspiration and food.  I have a healthy respect for the ocean and know how easily the balance of life in it can be tipped by humans and their activities.

We take the oceans for granted, but imagine for a moment life without them.  They would become vast empty deserts devoid of life.  No tides, no watery roads to other parts of the world, no food source, no enjoyment of movement and sound.

Protect your ocean and the creatures that live in it.  Your life and theirs depend on it.

And now the Yamabuki  study is complete.  I hope this little fish gives the hope of wealth and prosperity to everyone who sees it.  Wealth is not measured by how much money or possessions you have.  Wealth is measured by how you treat others and yourself.


vivien said...

This is beautiful and minimalist and the composition is perfect. The water surface is exquisitely done, as is the fish.

It's so sad how we have polluted the world

Lydie said...

I love the water line and the "minimalisme" of the composition.
Great post !

Jeanette said...

Thanks Vivien. I like the simplicity of it too. It tempts me to do other similar pieces.

The world doesn't seem to really realize its impact on the oceans and the ultimate effects on the planet.

Lydie, thank you.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Absolutely love this! The scales, bubbles and waterline are perfect.

I went for a walk on the beach this morning, sun was shining and the water was green, turquoise and violet blue at the horizon. If only I could paint it... I felt rich feasting on the colours and I'd hate to be without it. Have a great day.

Anita said...

I think this is just adorable - and beautifully done!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Lisa. Your walk by the water sounds great, the colours in the water are amazing sometimes. We would be lost without it.

Glad you enjoy it Anita. Its the primer for a large piece.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Beautifully conceived, Jeanette. This is a keeper (or a seller!) :)

Sue Pownall said...

This is beautiful Jeanette. Such lovely sentiments too.

Anonymous said...

Love this little guy!

Jeanette said...

Robyn, I'm hoping its a seller. But everyone who sees it in my house becomes attached to it - including me.

Sue, I really do feel strongly about the ocean and human interaction. I see the effects of it first hand where I live. Its disturbing.

Isn't he cute Tracy? He may need a companion soon... :)

jane minter said...

love this one jeanette so simple .

Rhonda said...

It's such a beautiful painting! I love reading your blog!