This painting was inspired by the story of an octopus that ended up in a parking garage during a King tide in Miami. Rising sea levels due to climate change are exacerbating the impacts of King tides along the coast. Who knows what is going to wash ashore next?
My original mixed media illustration of a cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) resting on a prickly pear cactus. The wren was done with watercolor, colored pencil, and gouache. The cactus was done with watercolor and colored pencil.