Monday, May 25, 2009
Agouti is Happy to Live by the Sea
It seems to take me a long time to finish things these days, including this painting started when I got back from Mexico in March. Henry and I visited the Yucatan and had a wonderful time in the warm sun hunting for coral stones and swimming. I felt so good, being away temporarily from the cold and clouds that I wanted to paint that feeling.
This is an agouti which is cute animal that looks like a cat-sized gerbil that we see every time we go down there.
We swam in a coral lagoon and searched the beach for amazing coral stones. I was fascinated as I had never seen coral before.
I don't know what these plants are called but they were growing wild on the beach and the sunshine turned them to red and gold. I made a regal bower for the agouti who is feeling very pleased to be living by the Caribbean sea.
This painting is oil on three panels and measures 9"x36".