Dublin 2019 – Selkie at Fastnet Rock

Acrylic painting on 250 gsm art paper.

A Selkie swimming near Fastnet Rock off the south of Ireland.

A selkie is traditionally a seal that sheds its fur to become a woman on land. I inverted the idea here, with the seal inside the symbolic shape of a woman crafted from the ocean swell. I wanted vivid, almost acidic ocean colour for the foreground.

The map is as accurate as I could make it! The map texture was achieved with a rough sponge to mottle the background with various colours, and the same technique for the detritus in the ocean.

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Original artwork © Iain Clark 2019.

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