Artwork from Mason's Focus on Nature: Beyond Eden series
Original oil painting on canvas
#8 is an original oil painting on canvas by Rochelle Mason and is based on the Berndt's moray. The painting dimensions are 24 inches (61 cm) high by 48 inches (122 cm) long on 3/4" stretcher bars. The painting is protected with 3 coats of satin UV-protection, archival varnish. Your unframed, original painting will be shipped flat via FedEx when payment clears. Please contact the artist with any questions.
Although this eel's coloring is actually dark brown on a pale gray/cream background for camouflage, I chose bright, vibrant hues to reflect the vibrant Hawaiian waters where some of his family lives. I haven't seen this particular moray when snorkeling because he inhabits deeper water. Once I came up with the color palette of orange and purple for his body, the background simply had to be green. As I neared completion of this painting, my Mom passed, suddenly. Heartbroken, I finished the painting months later and felt she, too, was happy with the results.