Manatee

Greetings: The prompt for day 10 of #watercolormonth is Ocean creatures. I’ve chosen the gentle Manatee as my subject.

Size: 6″ x 8″ watercolor and watercolor pencils

Gentle Manatee
Glides through the shallow waters
with the calm currents.

Maui 2

On the road to Lahaina, we stopped at a bus converted into a juice stand,  serving fresh fruit smoothies. We tried the Dragon Fruit and Strawberry, delicious. While my son was waiting for the smoothies I snapped a picture thinking at the time, this would make a cool painting.  The truck was hand painted which made it more intriguing.

I’ve been obsessively painting for two days, here is my results (I used the graph method to transfer the picture to my watercolor paper). I made a few changes from the original photo.

This the original photo

14” x 14” watercolor and watercolor pencil

Maui

Aloha! I just returned from my fabulous trip to Maui with my family. We stayed in a town called Kihei in a very lovey condominium resort. Our lanai had a view of the ocean, so every morning we started the day with coffee and art. Below are a few of my watercolor illustrations.

Kihei, Maui

Air BnB

Good Morning – my morning warm up…I can’t tell you how this happened. I just started doodling and the island in the sky developed…with my cup of coffee!