This is one of a new series of small paintings called Little Gems. This one is 8″ by 8″ and is a study of those beautiful sea creatures seahorses. I have used iridescent gel on the main part, which enhances the colour.
Seahorses are fish. They live in water, breath through gills and have a swim bladder. However they do not have caudal fins and have a long snake-like tail. They also have a neck and a snout that points down that helps with probing for food between the rocks.
Seahorses propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins located near the back of the head are used for steering.There are about 40 known species of seahorse. Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together. They swim upright and avoid predators by mimicking the colour of underwater plants. Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas.
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
W 8.00″ x H 8.00″ D 1.50″
Media: acrylic and mixed media
Surface: 3D canvas on a frame and the sides are painted white, so further framing is not necessary.
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Product Reference No: A-150447