acrylic on 12 X 14 stretched canvas

i’m not sure what fascinates me with these fish. could be the beautiful fins, almost like plumage. maybe the intrigue of it’s lethal sting. maybe its that beautiful / deadly contradiction.

painted from a photo reference i took at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.

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Michael Beckett is a Calgary based artist who just loves the process of creating art. His favorite media is acrylic paint and likes working with conte (hard pastel), but also likes playing with new ‘toys’. Subject matter can vary widely, but tends to paint still lifes, natural scenes and wildlife, and figurative work. He also enjoys using conte to draw uniquely styled portraits.

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Comments

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIUL!
    VERY, VERY WELL DONE!!!

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskiover 4 years ago

  • thank you, Matt!

    – Michael Beckett

  • Pamela Plante
    Pamela Planteover 4 years ago

    Beautiful-you did a wonderful job.

  • thanks Pamela!

    – Michael Beckett

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago


    Stop the Drilling & Killing Challenge
    Please stop by the Challenge Forum
    to receive the Congratulations.
    June 18th, 2010

    Mary

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful artwork and beautiful colors! Congrats on your feature!

  • thanks so much, Angie! :)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago


    Running the Alphabet Challenge
    Please stop by the Challenge Forum
    to receive the Congratulations.
    July 13th, 2010

    Mary

  • mochilady
    mochiladyover 3 years ago

    very nice!

  • thanks so much! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Congrat’s on the challenge…well done work!

  • thank you Cindy! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    huge congrats .. simply magical !!!

  • thank you so much! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful Michael. Such skill you have. Much feeling in your work :)

  • thanks for the lovely comment! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

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