Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Peek a Boo" - Seal Pup

There always seems to be a bit of magic present when someone experiences wildlife up close. This is especially the case when this encounter is with a baby of the species. Seals and seal pups are naturally curious creatures with large, deep, obsidian eyes and for some reason they love to follow kayaks. The adults prefer a more stealthy surveillance while young pups can pop up only a few feet away. While kayaking in nearby Gowlland Harbour we are frequently treated to this spectacle. With this piece, I would like to share with you a little of this magic.




Thank-you for stopping by,
Kevin

9 comments:

sue said...

Magical indeed! beautiful drawing.

Laurene said...

The seal pup is rendered beautifully! The water though is what really caught my attention. It's so well studied, from the calm areas to that bit of froth at the top right. Beautiful work!

Kevin said...

Thank-you Laurene and Sue, I'm glad that the many hours of staring at water reference paid off. After all is said an done, I think I'd like to revist this type of water again some time. It was interesting to pull off.

Brenda Hill said...

Wow Kevin!

Kevin said...

Thank-you very much Brenda. That is the type of reaction that every artist strives for. :) Can I quote you??? hahaha

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

April Jarocka said...

Masterful work Kevin. Really beautiful work on the water and the seal. Pleasure to follow you!

Kevin said...

Thank-you for stopping by and leaving a comment. This piece has quickly become one of my favorite works. :)

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