Blue Surgeon Fish
Hi all.. Just finished another painting that created its self. I started out with a simple reef at the bottom of a shallow bay and then thought it would be nice to add some fish in. I wanted a statement fish and thought the blue Surgeon fish would be a good one. There are many species of Surgeon fish , mostly found in Hawaii, especially found while snorkeling in Hanauama Bay. Surgeon fish are called that because of their spine at the base of their tail that when startled can extend out shaped like a knife. They are mostly vegetarians and some of the species can get up to 25" long. I hope you like this one, being a larger painting 40" wide, it makes a nice statement piece. See more information , go to my site and see description of the painting and pricing.
This sunset was a labor of love for me, attempting to come up with some vibrant colors that I am actually now getting known for... this seascape could be most anywhere from the California coast to a more tropical beach environment. A seascape believe it or not , is one of the more difficult paintings to create. There is a very fluid technique that the artist has to deal with .. How would the water move ? Where would the light hit the water?Where is the light coming from, the sun , the moon...? How bright can the painting be ? When the wave falls onto a lower level , how does it crest and how large is the main wave in relationship to the rest of the painting. OMG.. just so much to deal with , its enough to stress an artist out. There is a thing called the anatomy of a wave that definitely helps when creating it but of course the light inside the wave is yet another element to think about. At the completion of the painting, you are either proud of it or irritated by it and if you don't like it you have to keep going until you feel its right. Well I hope you like it. It is a larger painting 40" wide by 30" high so there is a lot of canvas to cover. I now finally like the painting and figured when I could stand there and look out to sea and feel relaxed with a sense of serenity like my friend Cindy's comment about it after seeing it, I am ready to show it to all of you. Enjoy!! until next time...
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings