Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Save the Salmon, All Three Cenders (Coho Salmon)

painting of all three Coho salmon genders
Gwenn Seemel
Save the Salmon, All Three Cenders (Coho Salmon)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Water isn’t all that easy to paint, but it’s something I got to work on with this series in this painting of salmon as well as in this one of a shark, this one of a marlin, and this one of a blue whale. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Some species can’t be described in terms of “girls” and “boys.”

Some male Coho salmon return to the rivers from the ocean to spawn after just two years. These males are called jacks and, though they are smaller than the males or the females who return after three years, they are mature males whose offspring can be any of the three genders of Coho salmon.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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