Ode to Uhu (Parrot-fish)
Roaming the reef
Blue and green streaks
Bird of the sea
Below is "Piece 41," the unusual Parrot-fish, or Uhu in Hawaiian... a tropical beauty that gets its name from its rainbow coloring and parrot-like beak. Such a vibrantly hued creature deserves to be the center of attention, and I focused my color palette primarily on the fish, giving the coral background a decidedly muted color scheme.
Although I'm not ready for my snorkel expedition yet, I have dipped my toe in something new... poetry! Sometimes it feels good to condense a story down to a few meaningful words. While I'm definitely not Emily Dickinson, I am having fun finding the language that suits my artwork...
"Piece 41 (2008)" by Renee Coates. Oil painting on canvas. 6" x 6".