Hello, and welcome to my blog!
This is a new space for me to share some news about my art work, insight into my process, inspiration and some custom projects that I work on! I’ve created this blog to go along with my new website www.emilyboylanart.com.
My name is Emily and I am an artist from Dublin Ireland. I paint in watercolour, inks and acrylics, and I look forward to sharing some of my work and hopefully meeting other artists and art- enthusiasts online. I also love reading craft, pop culture, cookery and interior design blogs, and hope to share some of my best finds online here.
For my first blog post I decided to share one of my recent paintings, this one is entitled ‘Blue Whale and paddle boarder’. Whales are one of my favourite mammals, and I have so far been luck enough to participate in two Whale watches- one in Monterey, California and another leaving from Boston, Massachusetts.
Whales can be difficult to photograph as often only a small portion of this large creature is usually above the water. For this particular painting, I wanted to capture the whale from a high angle, so that you can see through the water, and I also added a person on a paddle board for scale. I have read about and seen videos of paddle boarders coming extremely close to whales, and can only imagine that it is an incredible experience.
Even though the whale is large, powerful and heavy, the feeling I got from being out on the sea with whales is that they are also very gentle, calm creatures who would never attack without reason.
I also have enjoyed following the story of the 52 Herz whale, because there is something beautiful about the idea of a whale singing in isolation for decades hoping to attract another whale who will understand him.
Please stay tuned for more updates to my blog and new site, and I look forward to hearing from you!