Friday, February 13, 2009

The Loyal Horse

I really love seahorses. I thought to paint one this week but I ended up with two. I didn’t like the first one so I painted a second one. Here’s my first attempt. It took me more than two hours to finish it – I must have used more than 3 coats of watercolor but still did not like it.


This was my second attempt. I like this one better and the colors were less obtrusive.


The Romantic Seahorse

Seahorses are a type of fish related to pipefish. Unlike most fish, these equine shaped creatures are monogamous. Not only they are loyal, a male seahorse also carry the female’s eggs in its pouch and only release them when fully formed. How romantic!

For more facts about Seahorses visit National Geographic.

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.

~Zelda Fitzgerald
Happy Valentine’s Day!

4 comments:

Teri said...

I like seahorses too, they are so fragile looking and like something out of an imagination rather than real life.

I like the blue one the best...it reminds me of a fish from a childrens book i dont know the name of, with a blue fish with scales like sequins...

Teri and the cats of furrydance

GOMA+SACHIE said...

I love your seahorses!! They are awesome!! What is the little girl's name?? she is so cute!!

Mike Reckmeyer said...

I like the "obtrusively" colorful one personally... :)

Cat said...

Thanks Mike, my brother likes it as well.