As a diver, one of my favourite sights underwater is the sighting of an ocopus. So hard to discover and so very brilliantly clever, they are however exceedingly inqisitive…often unfortunately resulting in their demise! This one was captured by my son…on camera!
This lovely creature is indeed a very rare sighting on these Maltese islands unfortunately. I have used a mixture of wax resist and transparent paint to capture the grace and sheer magic of the moment as she swam past me, almost hidden by her camouflage.
A painting which looks unstructured and simple, this painting was deceptive and difficult to create the correct balance in colours and saturation of paint while still retaining the delicate touch needed in a watercolour of this genre.