Dive site-Canyon Reef on Roatan,Honduras at a depth of 35 feet (10.6 meters).
Media-oil pastel drawing,with a water color wash background.Size-9 inches wide by 12 inches high (22.8 x 30.4 cm.).
About ten years ago I started going to Roatan one of the Bay Islands of Honduras. While painting there, I have seen some unusual marine life, such as the spectacular yellow coral head at a dive site named Bears Den. This dive started out as just another drawing opportunity, with sunny clear skies and very calm waters. I was on the sandy bottom at thirty five feet following a chute in the reef, (similar to the one shown in the drawing of Canyon Reef) swimming along with my eyes glued to the bottom looking for something interesting to draw like a Peacock Flounder or Gobi. I have no idea what caused me to look up the side of the chute, but when I did, there was this incredible large yellow coral head gleaming in the noonday sun and it appeared to be ten to twelve feet high. I came to rest on the bottom and just stared at it. For a moment I forgot why I was there and then remembered, as you can see, by the resulting drawing.
Over the succeeding years the Bay Islands of Roatan and Guanaja, Honduras, have been very fruitful for me. The islands have enabled me to do a large body of work there and see some unusual marine life such as the yellow coral and night fluorescing sea weed, but that's another story.
Dive site-Bears Den at a depth of 35 feet (10.6 meters),on the Bay Island of Roatan,Honduras .Media-oil pastel and pencil drawing,with a water color wash and pulp paper background.Size-9 inches wide by 12 inches high (22.8 x 30.4 cm.).
New-Posted July 31, 2003
Title-Ed's No Name.
Dive site-Ed's No Name at a depth of 35 feet (10.6 meters),on the Bay Island of Roatan,Honduras .Media-oil pastel and pencil drawing,with a water color wash.Size- 12 inches wide by 9 inches high (30.4 x 22.8 cm.).