Dolphin Playing with the Sun

Dolphin Playing with the Sun - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
Dolphin Playing with the Sun – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

 Dolphin Playing with the Sun is another painting I did last summer after our Hawaiian trip.   One morning while on our trip we got up very early to rent kayaks at Kealakekua Bay where we paddled over to a spot that had the best snorkeling reef on the Big Island.  As we were crossing the bay a large pod of spinner dolphins joined us.  They are named spinner dolphins because they love to jump up out of the water and spin.  It was quite a thrill to see them do this.

With this painting I wanted to show a dolphin playfully  jumping out of the water with the big sun in the background.  Lately I have become fascinated with the close up images of our sun with the solar flares dancing up.  There is so much movement; it is mesmerizing to watch.  Scientists think these solar flares effect our planet with magnetic waves in some way.   I tried to paint the sun showing lots energy and radiating movement with the dolphin leaping out of the water happily in tune with this energetic connection.

Spinner Dolphin photo by Mike Kunze
Spinner Dolphin photo by Mike Kunze
Spinner Dolphins photo by Julia Kunze
Spinner Dolphins photo by Julia Kunze
Kealakekua Bay - photo by Mike Kunze
Kealakekua Bay – photo by Mike Kunze

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