Ocean Portraits

with Louise De Masi


Louise De Masi shows her love of the ocean through playful images of creatures on both the land and under the sea. Her clean backgrounds create a contemporary look that allow her subjects to really “pop” off of the page. From a family of seals to a quirky cowfish, these paintings evoke familiar coastal images of our favorite ocean animals.


Notice that the color palette of the seals is repeated in the rocks. The areas of burnt sienna add warmth to the grays of the seals. I left my background white because I love a simple, contemporary look, but experimenting with some cool blues on the background ...

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