Monday, July 15, 2013

Mermaids Skating

During 2013, I am creating an original print each month of a cold water marine fish found in the waters around Newfoundland and Labrador.

The print for July is Mermaids Skating. The Winter Skate, (Leucoraja ocellata) is also known as the big or eyed skate, is one of the larger species of skate found in Atlantic Canada, reaching a maximum size of about 109cm or 43 inches. The egg cases from skate and other members of the shark family are unique, known locally as "Mermaid's Purses" and sometimes "Devil's Purses" and can be found on the beach from time to time, washed up after the young skate has hatched. You can read more about Winter Skate here.

This is an original print in sepia oil based ink on kozo paper with deckled edges, titled and signed. It is an open edition print and available from my website, along with previous prints, for $25, including shipping.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love this!

and its cute :D

Christiane Kingsley said...

Beautiful print and fascinating post, Jeanette.

Sue Pownall said...

Love it!