I think it was last week when hundreds of whales stranded on a shore in New Zealand. Most of them died. Each time I saw those pictures on the news I had to cry. It was quite awful, in the end I had to change the channel when these news came up.
I started this painting parallel to the owl painting. I always paint two or more pictures in parallel to avoid waiting times while one picture has to dry. This little blue whale is mostly watercolor and a tiny bit of colored pencil. Oh, and the tiny white dots are acrylic paint. The stranded whales where not blue whales, I forgot what kind they were exactly. I know it´s a little childish, but I kind of painted it for them.