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«The Graceful Glide: Nurse Shark in the Florida Keys». Chris Rutledge Chris Rutledge
«The Graceful Glide: Nurse Shark in the Florida Keys» is a stunning, large-scale acrylic painting that presents an immersive underwater view of a nurse shark, captured in its natural habitat. The use of thick paint and bold brush strokes brings an undeniable energy and texture to the painting, enhancing the illusion of fluid motion and the depth of the underwater environment.

The nurse shark, depicted in a side view, is the center of attention. The artist's bold brush strokes vividly render the shark's streamlined form, while its tail is artfully blurred, suggesting the shark's smooth, swift movement through the water. The thick strokes of paint add to the texture of the shark's skin, providing a tactile quality that invites the viewer to imagine the shark's rough, sandpaper-like surface.

The color palette is striking, with vivid and pastel colors blending harmoniously to depict the rich underwater world. The shark, painted in an array of subtle grays and blues, contrasts beautifully against the warmer, softer colors of the sea floor and the swirling ocean water.

The painting does more than showcase the nurse shark; it communicates the tranquility and grace of these often misunderstood creatures. The artist invites us to view the world from the shark's perspective, creating a sense of connection and understanding.

«The Graceful Glide: Nurse Shark in the Florida Keys» is an engaging celebration of marine life, a painting that transports the viewer beneath the surface of the ocean to experience a world teeming with color, movement, and life.
«The Graceful Glide: Nurse Shark in the Florida Keys»
Art by Independent Artists,  Digital Art,  Digital Art
Author: Chris Rutledge
3.8 x  121.9 x  76.2 cm  /   1.5 x  48 x  30 in
Themes: Animals  /   Genre: Impressionnism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 14, 2023 / Modified: may 14, 2023
Copyright Chris Rutledge

«The Graceful Glide: Nurse Shark in the Florida Keys»
1,053 €  747 £  1,200 $ 
Private collection
Chris Rutledge
Chris Rutledge
Artist Painter 
Longmont, United States
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