The Dive

I was recently luck enough to be commissioned to paint from a clients holiday photograph of a Blue-footed Booby diving into the sea in the Galapagos Islands. It is a beautiful photo and I hope I’ve done it justice. He had captured the deep bluey-purple line of the mountains in the background which I wanted to preserve. I really wanted the painting to give the sense of speed so I composed the picture so that the bird is almost leaving the frame at the bottom hopefully giving the sense that I only just caught him 🙂