I’ve painted many dolphins over the years and this week was inspired to paint a new one which I’ve titled Two Sunlit Dolphins. I like painting double fish because it reminds me of my relationship with my twin sister. We are identical and born during the double fish sign of Pisces. I don’t remember not knowing how to swim, we spent our summers swimming every day. On our family beach vacations we looked for dolphins out in the waves and were thrilled when spotting them. I love the way dolphins always seem happy and carefree.
I had done a painting of two dolphins in the moonlight so I decided with this painting to make it a day time scene. I enjoyed figuring out how to show the sunlight and using my favorite aqua green colors. It’s a fun light painting that I think works pretty well.
Here is my most recent painting – Flying Fish. I have painted many a fish and always swimming in the watery depths. I think of fish as being one with the water where they flow and move in tune with the currents. As I child I was very sensitive to the feelings and emotions of others. I can remember my mom telling me over and over that I was too sensitive. It always bothered me when she told me that, but she was right. Through the years I’ve learned to develop more boundaries and separate from others’ emotions. I’ve become less moody and more objective. I wanted to paint a fish who could enjoy flying up in the fresh air with the warm sun.
I worked on this painting for over two weeks, it took a while to come together. I knew I wanted a fish in the sky with the sun but working out the colors and shape of the sun and sky was quite a challenge for me. I’m pleased with the result and feel the fish is happy getting a bit of fresh air before diving down again into the depths.