Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
When I first moved to the Gulf Coast, I worked as a temp in a high rise overlooking the Sarasota bay. I remember two things. Brown Pelicans sailing past the high rise windows and Mullet jumping from the water as I would enter and leave the building. What a world!
Why do Mullet jump? It's an age old question. To breathe. To escape predators. To shed parasites. It's all conjecture. Nobody knows. I like that nobody knows for sure. I think that mullet jump for fun.
I made these Striped Mullet a bit more colorful than in real life to set them off the page a bit. All week I've made poor attempts at fish and have developed a deep respect for artists who draw and paint them. Not easy!
Watch Mullet jumping at a distance.
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