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: Welcome to Coral Realm! (underwater theme park painting.)

08-18-2016, 04:23 PM
Hi guys!

This painting was done in acrylic on a 30 x 40 inch canvas. Photo quality isn't great, but only due to the fact that I had to compress it to post it on the forum.

https://s4.postimg.org/jkuk9xkkp/Coral_Realm_watermark_forum.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/jkuk9xkkp/)

I wanted to portray a rich and unique environment in which there is way more than initially meets the eye, and I love theme parks! Each humanoid-shaped "coral" section represents a particular feeling/personality trait as well as ride (with tiny scuba diver park guests.), almost trying to trick the viewer into thinking (at least initially/intuitively.) that the theme park elements/sea creatures are just part of the varied plant-life.

Upper-left corner: Optimistic/Naive, based on carnival-octopus spin rides,
Upper-right corner: Competitive/Hard-edged, based on go-kart racing, only with mini-submersibles instead (watch out for the crustaceans.)
Bottom-left: Calm/reasonable, based on relaxing ferris wheel, with a rather ethereal flair.
Bottom-right: Wicked/Cyncial, based on thrilling roller coasters.

I feel like the bottom two rides are "deeper"/more serious reflections of there upper counterparts, one in a positive light (the meditative one, shedding the naive aspects for more wisdom), and the other negative (the dark side of competition, if you will.).

I wanted to sea creatures, color-scheme, and most of all plant-life and coral to emulate these personalities.Save

Susan Mulno
08-19-2016, 06:48 AM
You certainly fit a lot of detail without making it look cluttered, I believe you achieved your two part goal. I would not have read the moods correctly but I still enjoy the view. Love your use of color, nice and bold.