Thursday, March 15, 2012

Golden Cownose Rays

This is probably the most abstract colored pencil that I have ever done.  The photo was taken, looking into the water, of a group of about 50 migrating rays off of the coast of Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez.  The water here is amazingly clear turquoise and blue infused with a golden glow from the sun.  It never ceases to startle and amaze me.  How lucky we are to have such a beautiful and clean sea, at least for the present. But large mega developements are nipping at our heels. The economic down  turn, has a positive side:  less hotels and tacky "exclusive" developements, less contamination of the environment.............and preservation of our WONDERFUL NATURAL WORLD. At least for now, we are OK.