Saturday, August 17, 2013

Perfect Summer!

"Myrtle"
6x6 oil on panel
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Wednesday my sister and I went on an adventure to the New England Aquarium in Boston where we saw a fascinating IMAX movie about great white sharks and then toured the newly rebuilt Giant Ocean Tank which holds 2000 species of fish including sharks, eels, rays (my favorites) sea turtles and fishes. It is a work of art and an amazing glimpse into the undersea world! 
We started at the top of the tank and then walked down a descending spiral walkway all the way to the bottom seeing the creatures from different vantage points as we did. 
This magnificent Sea Turtle is about 80 years old! It was difficult but I managed to snap a decent photo of 'Myrtle', (all turtles seem to be named Myrtle) as she swam by. There are two giant turtles in the tank so I can't be sure that it was Myrtle, but let's pretend it was ;) 
We then had a fabulous lunch at The Reef, the aquarium's informal outdoor tent restaurant on what can only be described as a glorious summer day here in New England. 76 degrees, bright, warm sun and cool breezes, awesome lobster salad sliders and great company. My sis and I are soul mates ;) 

11 comments:

Fay Terry said...

Sounds like the best of days and what a wonderful painting came out of your adventure. I love the colors and the composition.

Jerry Stocks said...

What a fantastic painting and of one of my favorite subjects--Love it!!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Gorgeous painting that highlights your style, Mary. There never has been a "soul mate" for me. I am missing seeing Myrtle in the painting...I see a dolphin, what looks a whale, a shark or two and gorgeous see grasses. Methinks I'm blind.

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted, Mary!!!

Janet said...

What a great way to spend the day! I'm slightly jealous of your 76º temps as we have 100º today.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Mary!
Two of us were talking about your art the other day while we were at the ICA in Boston! We both agreed that your use of color is outstanding! This wonderful piece is proof of the importance of color in art! Bravo Mary! Thank you for posting your great work for so many to enjoy!
Michael

Cathyann Burgess said...

I love aquariums. Great subject matter! I like your use of vibrant color.

Stephanie Berry said...

Wonderful fluid brushwork and super colors. Delicious!!

A said...

I so love your style.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

So colorful! Aquariums are like entering another world aren't they!

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