Sunday, March 1, 2015

Short-Beaked Common Dolphin

Finally finished! The color is a bit off b/c I'm using artificial studio light but I couldn't wait to share! 

The horrible dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan, is over but our fight to end such barbaric practices is not. Please: Do not support dolphin amusement parks or cetacean captivity or any swim-with/feed-the-dolphin programs. These are highly intelligent, self-aware creatures that thrive within a family pod. 

I'm a mother that took her son to see dolphins at zoos and aquariums, but after doing more research, I have made a full-circle, conscious decision to never go back :(. This is my personal journey. I respect other people's choices--I really do! But my art is integrated with the way I feel and what I believe in: freedom, beauty, wonder & compassion. 


The Short-beaked Common Dolphin (the ones I painted here) is one of my favorite dolphin species AND equally the hardest little buggers to paint. But I did it.

Thank you everyone for your kindness!

5 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Adorable!

Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful painting of freedom--I support your position entirely.

Tammie Lee said...

This is so lovely and i appreciate you standing up for dolphins. I see your blue lesson in this. I enjoyed the lesson, i have not done any collage with mine, just enjoying looking at the painting part.

Andria said...

Hi Gina! I just discovered you, your amazing work, and your lovely studio via Alisa's blog. I can't believe the rich, gorgeous colors you achieve with your watercolors! I especially like the bird sitting on the word "love", your sailboat, and ESPECIALLY those gorgeous tags in a previous post. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!

Anonymous said...

I love common dolphins too because they are cute and adorable and I would love to see them one day

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