Caught on camera painting plein air as usual, I was amused when my friend showed me this picture and decided it was so atmospheric with such a good composition I just had to paint it! The balance of complementary colours and the contra jour theme is central to this paintings’ success.
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.