This painting is inspired by the coral reefs, and the exploration by scuba divers. The painting has many scuba divers diving around the flowering corals.
The work has three stages, the first to paint the complete first layer, then I etch it back to produce a softer colour tone and weathered appearance typical of a weathered boat surface. Finally the ink line drawing process and painted circular detail is added before a gloss varnish to finish.
Acrylic on heavy duty canvas, 180 x 100 cm, stretched, ready to hang.