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I love this story! It is old, it comes from the 2nd Centry, probably from Greece. Sailors mistake sleeping whales for islands. They would tether their ships to the “island”, disembark and set up camp. The whale would then plunge to the depths of the ocean sinking all the ships and drowning the sailors.
This print is available in four sizes, 10 x 8 inches, 11 x 14 inches,14 x18 inches and 16.5 X 23.4 inches and is signed by the artist.
See this painting in progress and read about sailors mistake sleeping whales for islands
Signed by the artist.
Reproduced from Daniel Mackie's watercolour painting, this print is printed on somerset velvet 225gsm fine art paper (10 x 8 inch prints are printed on smooth matt 190gsm paper).
All prints are mounted and backed with white core polar ingress mount board (14 x 18 and 16.5 X 23.4 are unmounted, as there are shipped in a tube). Frame not included.
Copyright © 2014 Daniel Mackie All Rights Reserved.
In Greek mythology, Halcyone and Ceyx were lovers who incurred the wrath of the god Zeus by mocking him and his wife. Angered, Zeus killed Ceyx.
With the exception of artists, inventors, and teenagers - we humans are diurnal daytime creatures on the whole, and although it’s one thing to be out and about during the night in a street lit urban environment, it’s a very different scenario if you find yourself in, say… oh, I don’t know, a forest per se. Where, if you’re lucky, you may hear the unmistakable cry or hoot of an Owl: natures very own nocturne, a stark reminder of the unknown peril of night, and a creature that has featured heavily in myth and folklore throughout the ages.