Under The Sea

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    Oil Painting 16X20
    on stretched canvas
    Completed Dec. 27, 2008

    I had never painted an under water scene before, but many years ago Gi Gi Ilif encouraged me to do one. As this was my first attempt at an underwater scene, I spent quite a bit of time collecting images and trying to come up with an nice composition. Finally after nearly a decade it is done.

    satonafrog, nowisallthereeveris, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. lesbryant2 75 months ago | reply

      This painting is dedicated to Warren Iliff who passed away in 2006
      Warren Iliff (1936-2006)
      A good friend and the founding director of the Aquarium of the Pacific and to his wife Ghislaine Iliff (GiGi to me) who encouraged me to paint an underwater scene like this. Sorry it took so long.

      To see how this painting was created click here
      "Under The Sea"  - work as it progressed

      To see the completed painting framed click here
      "Under The Sea" - framed

    2. Patrick M Brandt [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Painter's Place, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. fwilsonclan [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Very Cool

    4. Martha Miguez - Marthy 75 months ago | reply

      Hermosa pintura !!!
      Felicitaciones colega !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5. Sherry Winkler 75 months ago | reply

      Les, this turned out beautifuly.

    6. richard ling 73 months ago | reply

      Nice work. I recognise the napoleon wrasse

    7. lesbryant2 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks Richard Ling:

      I did not know what type of fish it was, I just liked the way it looked and
      it fit so well in to the composition. I found my reference photo for the Napoleon Wrasse Fish on flickr, but have not been able to locate the original post, so I do not know whom to credit for their part in the my inspiration.


    8. GangaSunshine 70 months ago | reply

      Well I think you should do more and more of these because they are beautiful...these underwater life forms....love the light coming in.

    9. dog.happy.art 68 months ago | reply


      Beautiful Animal Art!
      Please join our group: Animals in Your Art

      We would love to share this with other animal artists.

    10. patsytaylorcraw 68 months ago | reply

      This is breath taking. Love the light filtering down through the water.

    11. || Ron || 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Oil, Acrylic, drawings, and etc paintings, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Nice and cool!

    12. pauline.locke 58 months ago | reply

      Beautiful painting ! The light is perfect !!

    13. Gregg Stebbins 58 months ago | reply

      Simple Award (by lesbryant2)

      Congratulations, This puts your work among the other elite works of art that can be found in the "Painted Group" "Painted Gallery of Winners".

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