Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Every year my wife's family goes down to outer banks NC for a week of beach fun. Last year my wife, me and baby Yvette went to the NC aquarium while down there .

 It was pretty good and I took lots of photos.  The shark tank they had was huge and filled with  big sharks.  I painted this from one of the photos I took. The sharks had an eerie green glow to them due to the lighting in the tank that made them look extra cool.

  My main goal here was to get that same eerie glow feeling.  Some parts are hit and miss.  I probably should of took my time more and added more dark layers around the shark to make him/her?  pop out.  I started out good but was kind of rushing at the end.

 But this attempt was better than my first which I rushed through the whole thing and forgot about values.

 Oh well it was fun to paint and I learned something from it so I call it a win for me.


  1. The second one is much more eerie like I remember. I'm glad you didn't give up after the first try.

  2. Love the cool colors. Great capture of the shape. I can sense the movement and projection of the shark.

  3. Beautiful!!! Love the colors and the light!! Really cool.