The seahorse is an amazing little creature: it’s a fish but does indeed resemble a miniature horse in its facial features. Like the freshwater Three-Spined Stickleback, the male is unusual in that it is he who incubates and hatches the eggs once they are laid by the female. Being small, they are not that easy to spot, and some species have the most ingenious disguises in that they have appendages resembling seaweed, for example, or coral. They blend in very well with their environment.
I find them to be very appealing subjects to paint . When I had completed the background on this painting, it became obvious to me that what was missing was a seahorse. It, too, blends in with the background so I thought it was absolutely appropriate. The blues and the greens are gorgeous and the textures superb.
Acrylic on wood