Sep 9, 2013

Special Moments


Special Moments - 16 x 20 - Graphite -$500

Have you seen the seals basking in the sun on the rocks? 
As the tide drops, lots of rocky shoreline appears and offers lovely resting spots for the seals.  When we were up at Texada Island, BC,  this summer there was a large number of seals, 'hanging out' along the little coastal islands. In the evening we would see them splashing as they drove the fish into the bay for a quick supper.  When the waters were calm we often saw a mother with her pup, moving it along with her nose.  I thought maybe she was trying to  build up their swimming endurance.  We often saw a group basking in the sun on the rocks when we were out in the boat. 
This pair, mom and pup, were settled nicely on the rocks and gave us a quick look before going back to sleep.  We obviously were not very interesting! I got great reference pictures and I could hardly wait to work on "Special Moments" when we got home.

Special Moments is on view now at my show "Value & Colour Comes to Life" till Sept 30, at the UPSTAIRS GALLERY, Langley Arts Council Residence Gallery, 20550 Fraser Hwy, Langley, open Mon - Sat, 10-5pm.

As always cards and prints are available for any of my work starting at $3.50 for cards.



Nancy Goldman said...

I love the pose you captured - so sweet. Your drawing skills are wonderful.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thank you Nancy, I really enjoyed working on this picture and I think it shows in the results.

Brenda Hill said...

I saw your show at the Langley Gallery very well done and the seal is a cutie

Studio at the Farm said...

Lovely, Wendy. I love watching the seals, too. :)