Parrots of the reef
Hey gang.. Here is my latest painting finally wrapped up after several weeks of on/off painting. I love parrot fish and have had an opportunity to swim with them in some of their natural habitat. They have sharp rows of teeth that continually grow back as the chomp their way through the reef chewing algae off the the coral. An adult parrot fish can excrete 200lbs of sand a year and parrot fish have helped create islands and beaches. They can grow, depending on the type, from 12" to over 4 feet in length. Their beautiful striking markings and beak resemble a parrot, thus the name. Featured in this painting are two of them behind a stag horn coral and over the top of a colorful reef with coral, other fish and anemones. This is on a decent size canvas 30x40 You can see this on my site to get any other information on the piece. Hope you enjoy this one as its becoming one of my favs.. Take care until next time...
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John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings