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Sea Lions Have Ears

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My husband Ken was (unknowingly) quite a bit of inspiration for this one. I was painting my sea lion and he refused to believe that it was a sea lion and not a seal. His basis was that the animal was too dark. We’ve seen sea lions in the wild in Alaska, so I understand where he’s coming from, however this particular one was a California sea lion, and I’m guessing they’re darker. But to patronize him, I looked it up (even though I took the picture and knew it was a sea lion), and actually the big difference is that sea lions have ears and seals don’t. In that way, Ken named the painting and also inspired the additions – “DARK” labels from Hershey’s kisses dark, and Dove chocolate special dark labels.  The circle on the lower left – “You Need Theme Music” was all me, just because I really thought this particular sea lion was entertaining the crowd and was pretty amused with himself.

Sea Lions Have Ears

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About duckgirlart

Originally from Old Mines, MO, attended Ringling College of Art & Design, worked at CNN Atlanta for 7 years, currently residing in Durango, CO. My business Duck Girl Art has been going strong for 3 years now - I do graphic design, illustration, and art, all under that tradename.

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  1. Those ‘ears’ are called external pinnae. Just ask me, I know it all! teehee! XOXO (and actually, SHE (not he) looks BEE-U-TI-FULLLLLL!!!!!!) You will never cease to amaze me with your incredible talent. I love you and your work!!!

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