It's an incredible feeling to have a vision in your head and then to be able to have the self discipline, to keep at it till it comes out! I worked on this piece for many weeks. I started off with my usual technique of sketching everything out solidly, then i added watercolour to the Australian marine animals. Leaving the background to the end. My mistake doing this. I should of painted the background first, then the animals. I found it super tricky getting the watercolour paint to gradually blend from light to dark with the animals already painted to go around. I went over things a million times, I changed things a million and I added many many things. Making the process so much longer. BUT hey, I got there in the end and i am super proud.
Now what can you see? All things that can be found in Australian waters. Yes i know some are tropical and impossible to be seen together but that's not what i was going for. I wanted an artwork of all things Australian Sea life, showcasing them in no other than the iconic setting of our beloved Sydney Harbour. Complete with a ferry (heading to Taronga Zoo) the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
I'll list the names of what I have painted :
- Fairy Penguin - Benny the resident Seal - Bluebottle jellyfish - Bottlenose Dolphins - Dugong - Flathead - Humpback Whale and calf - Old Wife - Blue Tang - Moorish Idol -Clown Fish - Manta Ray - White Seahorses - Weedy Seadragon - Green Sea Turtle - Boxfish - Blue ringed octopus - Box jellyfish - Hermit Crab - Starfish - Sydney Octopus - Grouper - Stone Fish - Inland Crab - Giant Australian Cuttlefish - Smooth Stingray - Emperor Angelfish - Unicornfish - Harlequin Fish - Spotted Eagle Ray - Barramundi - Sawfish - Whale Shark - Hammerhead Shark - Great White Shark.
841 x 1189 mm
33.1 x 46.8 in
594 x 841 mm
23.4 x 33.1 in
420 x 594 mm
16.5 x 23.4 in
297 x 420 mm
11.7 x 16.5 in
210 x 297 mm
8.3 x 11.7 in
Available in 5 different sizes: (no A5's as there is so much detail and you would loose all of it in this size) A4 / A3 - 300gsm Printed on Premium Embossed Linen (posted in a recycled sturdy padded bag, each print is individually packaged with backing board and a BOPP recyclable cellophane sleeve
A2- 300gsm Satin Poster Paper A1 (free shipping) - 300gsm Satin Poster Paper A0 (free shipping) - 300gsm Satin Poster Paper (posters are made to order so please allow an extra 5 - 7 business days for custom printing). They are gently placed in a recycled cardboard tube, sealed and then posted.
I have lovingly hand signed each print and the watermark over the illustration is obviously removed.