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.
Original artwork © Iain Clark 2019.
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