|"Farewell" 7"x 5" watercolor ©2014|
I don't remember if we saw the signs for seals or just saw the people gathered at one of the pull-offs at the side of the road, but we decided to stop and take a look too. Looking down the steep embankment, we could see and hear mother seals and their pups on the rocks below. So exciting! I didn't know if I could get a good picture with a grey day and such a long distance, but I saw this young one looking up at us just before he turned to go down the rocks.
The look in that little seal's eyes captured me! I knew if the picture was any good at all, I wanted it to be my first painting inspired by New Zealand. Similar to how the swans captured my attention in Germany. Since I had been painting so much in watercolor lately, I thought it would be interesting to try a watercolor painting before tried one with my oil paints.
This painting also gets the honor of being the first item I listed in my Etsy shop I just opened on-line. Setting up an Etsy shop has been a goal for me for at least a year. Thanks little seal for your inspiration!
|My "farewell" baby seal turns to go.|