Mom and Baby Beluga Whale is a new painting for my Heni’s Happy Paintings Etsy Shop. I wanted to do a new sea life painting with a mom and baby. It’s been fun to paint the two whales and figure out how to bring in the light through the water.
I was the girl scout leader for my girl’s troop through her fifth grade, our big end of the year event was a sleep over at the Atlanta Aquarium which had recently opened. The girls were thrilled. We got the “behind the scenes” tour and to do lots of fun activities through the night. My favorite spot was by the window with a view into the large Beluga Whale tank. There were two whales that would swim by and look at us. They are graceful and seemed very gentle and curious about our kids. Later in the night we set up our sleeping bags in the river otter section which was something, they came alive at night calling each other and diving in and out of the water. It was great fun to watch, though we didn’t get any sleep.
In this painting the Beluga Whales are free and not in captivity. Recently the Georgia Aquarium has decided to no longer will take whales or dolphins caught in the wild, they need to be with larger family groups and able to swim free. Times are changing as we become more aware.
9 thoughts on “Mom and Baby Beluga Whale”
Wow that painting is incredible! You depicted these majestic creatures beautifully! With love, Sharon
Thank you so much Sharon!
This is one of the best beluga paintings that I’be seen! You really captured the moment!
Thank you for stopping by and thanks so much for your complements!
You captured the feeling of these beautiful whales, Heni. Beautiful
Thank you Melissa, I’m going start a new painting today, an elephant!
Great story – the non-sleepover sounds wonderful – who could sleep in the presence of Otters!
Hi, thanks, they were so cute and fun to watch. It is a great memory.
Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.