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
Hello all fellow artists and fans of my work. I have been fine tuning old paintings and creating some new ones getting ready for a new showing of my art at Rivas Fish House on the wharf in Santa Cruz Ca beginning May 1st for 6 weeks. I am very excited to have my art on display and for sale at this location as it is right out on the ocean in a beautiful restaurant with full walls of glass viewing the light house and beaches of lovely West Cliff Dr from the water perspective. It will be the start of the tourist season there, a great time to be seen and better possibilities of sales. As a child we came over every other Sunday to the wharf to hang out with my family and have lunch there in Santa Cruz, which was my parents old stomping grounds(literally). They used to drive over in the 40's every weekend to dance to the big bands at the boardwalk. We have a family beach house at Pajaro Dunes near Moss Landing part of the Monterey Bay, that I go to as much as I can to lock into my mind, what the waves look like for painting inspirations. This new painting is of course completely out of my head but feels a bit more tropical than the area my paintings will be showing but there are several areas in Monterey and Carmel that do have similar waves and water color. Seascapes remind us of our travels, vacation with family and friends, and a ocean that we are all drawn to from all of our common beginnings. I love painting the going's on under the sea as well as whats on the surface , on land and beyond... anything natural environment wise. Stay in touch to see the latest paintings by John Garland Tyson artist of environmental wonder... Tyson environmental art.. TYSON...
John Garland Tyson
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