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Title: Up or Down? – Original
My Whale Encounter:
I have yet to dive with whales, but I have done many whale watching tours and it is always exciting to see one. I remember seeing my first blue whale here off the coast of California, and I was in awe at their size! It just kept going as it dove into the depths after taking a breath at the surface. This painting was inspired by that encounter – I actually painted it 5 times. I struggled to captivate the massiveness of the largest animal in the world. I finally was satisfied with this and wanted the viewer to wonder whether the whale is going up to the surface, or down to the depths below.
Spiritually, the whale is the earth’s record keeper for all time. As a totem, the whale teaches you about listening to your inner voice, understanding the impact your emotions have on your everyday life, and following your own truth. When the whale enters your life, it may be time to closely examine where you are, the actions and emotions that have brought you to this point, and what you can do to alleviate existing drama and unrest and find peace. Those who have the whale as their animal totem are in touch with true reality. They are nurturers and go-getters who understand there is more to this life than meets the eye.
Medium: Oil on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped
Comes With: Certificate of Authenticity, hand signed, and Hanging Hardware – so it’s ready to hang!©Torie Hilley