Thursday, April 22, 2010

First Breath

This is the third in my mother/baby series. I contemplated doing it on white paper like the other two, but the blue matboard was calling to me. I am quite glad I chose the blue!

When whales are born, they come out tail first and only have fifteen seconds or so to catch their first breath of air. The mother lifts the newborn up to the surface with her snout. I haven't decided yet whether I will do limited or open edition prints.

15 comments:

Aaron said...

This is so amazing!! It is like you just plucked out this moment in time!

Glendon Mellow said...

Wow, Heather. I love the wave reflections along the mother's back. Terrific image. Glad you chose the blue too.

Shriraj said...

Hello Heather

Congrats on becoming blog of note! I saw the drawings...they are really very beautiful.

Thanks to the blogger team for letting us know how beautiful some blogs are.

Regards
Shriraj (INDIA)

Heather M. Ward said...

Thanks, Aaron! I chose this pose for just that reason. :)

Glendon - I was happy with how this turned out, but I find water hard to do. I might have to do some more for practice... (dolphins, perhaps? or orcas?)

Shriraj - Thanks! I am quite honored to be named a Blog of Note.

peppoj said...

You should totally go public!

Heather M. Ward said...

Peppoj - I sure am trying!

Alan V. said...

That is sooo beautiful, I'm a new follower of yours. Really breatless.

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you very much, Alan.

SoccarGirl19117 said...

Amazing! Never knew that.. You should watch Oceans the DisneyNautre Film. It talks about the animals and I can't help by telling you this. You could be interested!

Stacy and Carol said...

Beautiful!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thanks, SoccarGirl, I'll see if I can find the video!

ebed_adonai said...

Impressive art!

Shalom!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you so much, Ebed.

McConnell Group said...

This is an excellent piece to add to your portfolio, Very nice!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you!