Hi all. I just finished this painting of a group of sea turtles checking out a fun marine habitat. I was inspired to create this painting by a recent trip my sister and her family enjoyed, in Hawaii. They were able to swim with these magnificent reptiles in a lagoon attached to their hotel. Sea turtles can generally outlive humans and have very few predators . I was able to swim with them near an underwater lava flow off the coast of Maui. They were all around us and then suddenly gone... since sharks are known to attempt to feed on them, we quickly got back on the boat. With lots of detail and fun colors, I hope you enjoy this painting. Until next time..
Hello all.. here is the latest painting in my work with waves. It is done totally in oil on wrapped canvas and I am very excited about it. When I was in Hawaii years ago I saw some of these giant waves building off the beach with surfers deciding whether or not to take a risk and attempt to ride them into shore. I wanted to focus more on the water and wave keeping it simple. I can't wait to frame this one. I am going down on the second week of August to have a television commercial info show created by an up and coming shopping network in Studio City. I will bring this one along. The show will air 24 times over a 3 month period and should be a great opportunity for my art career. I will post a copy of the show on my website and You tube after it is created .. I hope you enjoy this one.. until next time
July 02nd, 2012
Hello all. Checking back in after a bit of a side track with my Dad in and out of hospital(doing better) , then myself catching what he had while cleaning his house before he was to come back home. This is the Tyson version of the Sea Nettle (Jelly fish) . I wanted to make this painting have an artsy edge with some bright colors against a black background. The canvas size is 24" x 30" high and I have this peace for sale. See my website at www.tysonart.net (second page). Sea nettles can grow upwards of 3' in diameter and with the total length of their stinging tentacles 12 to 15 feet . They are common along the California and Oregon coast. If you are stung by one, it will feel like a bee or wasp sting . These are totally different than the Portuguese Man of War in regards to potency. If you want a safer look at these unusual creatures, go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My stay at Rivas Fish House on the Wharf in Santa Cruz was a advertising success with great exposure being able to show off 40 paintings for 8 weeks. Thanks again to my good friend Cindy for hooking me up with such a wonderful place to have my work shown off. Well I hope you enjoy checking out this painting. Next up... we shall see what my canvas and brushes have in mind.. John
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings