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.

Sunrise through the trees

Good morning – Yesterday I was experimenting with a straw and blowing the watercolor to develop trees. I chose this one, because I like how the strands of paint made the shapes of branches. The 03 Micron black pen was used to sketch on top of the paint for more dimension and the background is watercolor pencil.

8″ x 6″ watercolor

Shining Honeycreeper

Good morning…The swirling watercolor background was intended for a mosaic. But, when I painted the Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus), on black paper, I thought the combination looked very tropical. The Honeycreeper is found in Central America.

I ‘ll be on a vacation for a few days, so I’ll be posting again at the end of next week. Have a good week ahead.

5″ x 7″ watercolor (Derwent Intense Blocks)