THE RETURN OF THE WHALE

by neil williams April 18, 2022

THE RETURN OF THE WHALE

I dream of seeing this - the return of whales to the waters around the Isle of Wight. Not so long ago, in the lives of our great grand parents, whales were a common sight and were even hunted in the Solent.

In the painting I've imagined a Fin Whale breaching with the Needles lighthouse behind. Lit by a crescent moon,  you can also make out St. Catherine's and Hurst Lighthouses in the background.

The picture began life as a big messy watercolour, which I then rework in photoshop. 

In 2016, after an absence of 25 years, dolphins returned to the island, and living in Ventnor it makes me happy seeing them every summer.  Large whales are being seen again more frequently off Cornwall now, with occasional sightings off the South Devon coast just 100 miles away. 

How great would it be if we could look after our seas just that little bit better and allow the whales to return? One day we might take our kids on a whale watching trip out of Cowes....

 




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