ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
You can’t see him in this painting, except for the vague black shadow, but there’s a seal swimming and hunting wildly and playfully in these shallowest of waves.
The water was perfectly translucent and calm like a mermaid pond, only disturbed by the cresting of a subtle glassy swell and his zig zagging onto the sandy doorstep of where my world meets his.
This beach walk was a reminder to me to stay awake, stay engaged and stay grateful.
You never know when your world and another being’s will come together in a delightful surprise encounter and then it’ll be the energy of what’s not visible that inspires the painting.
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: artist’s own and common licence photography