Serenity -Hawaiian Manta Ray Soaring Above the Reef Below (2013)
Oil painting by Karen Whitworth

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  • Oil painting, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 28 × 24 × 3 in (framed) / 20 × 16 × 0.25 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front

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Karen Whitworth

United States

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One sunny day in Hawaii... (Ha! That narrows it down for you, doesn't it? ) my husband and I ventured out into the waves on the north end of Hapuna beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were armed with snorkels and a hope to encounter some colorful fish. Turns out we got to experience WAY more! After ooooing and ahhhhing over the pretty fish and funky shaped corals for a few minutes, we found ourselves at the end of an underwater lava outcropping where the water got deep and dark. We stayed close to the reef enjoying the sea-life when a shadow moved in from the deep below us. It was slow and graceful, barely distinguishable at first due to the distance between us. I thought I was seeing things. This enormous creature glided in effortlessly growing in size as it approached. I couldn't believe my eyes! Greg, my husband, was in awe too. I was surprised at my lack of fear or anxiety as it approached. I knew logically I had nothing to fear as these rays eat tiny creatures, but being a weak swimmer and far from shore I would think this sort of thing would set me on edge. Instead, I was at ease, giddy, and drinking in the silent experience, knowing it would make it to my easel to relive forever.

This painting measures 16"h x 20"w and is painted on a durable wood artist panel. It comes custom framed in a beautiful Bronze toned wide frame moulding that brings out the colors of the reef beautifully.

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