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Dsharp
03-06-2013, 02:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2013/113892-spotted_eagle_ray.JPG
watercolor 9x11 on canson 140lb wc paper.. Thank you Li for the great pic.. I used to do alot of diving before I started having heart problems and this brought back some awesome memories :) I finished in an hour and 45 minutes had to stop before it got to muddy

lisilk
03-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Very, very nice D! I like that you created depth and distance on the sandy bottom, which is not easy to do. Love the addition of more turtle grass. He seems to be gliding effortlessly, as they do. Lovely work!!! So sorry that you can't dive anyone. Take care of that heart of yours!:heart: All my shots are from snorkeling. Can't dive because of bad ears. I hope you can at least get to the water from time to time and pop your head under. Sweet painting!

Li

Deano
03-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Very well done...serene!

eyepaint
03-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Oh yay, brings back happy memories, how wonderful :)

sundiver
03-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Love the moody blues!

billybobjoe123
03-06-2013, 10:38 PM
Great job, excellent on the depth and sense of movement. Hope to try this one myself.

carol_lee
03-07-2013, 12:17 AM
Beautiful... love the variations of blues

Dsharp
03-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Li, I have not been in the water for 3 years, I live in maine now and although I have been back several times to florida it was to take care of my mother who has had surgery each time.. I am going back in july and I plan on spending 2 weeks so I better be able to get to get wet! lol I really do miss how beautiful the sunset is on the gulf..

Thank you Deano, diving, like painting is very serene.. unless you have a spear gun or a deadline :)

very happy memories eyepaint.. other than getting sea sick or sea legs occasionally it really was the best of times :) it is truly amazing the things that grow underwater!

Thanks to all of you.. good luck Billybobjoe.. (sounds like my dad trying to remember which one he was yelling for! lol) I cant wait to see it

Sundiver and Carol I only used burnt umber, turquoise and indigo.. the colors just developed that way as I was working it :)

I have just started to seriously use my watercolors.. I had a wc teacher tell me some years ago when I took her class that I was "a drawer not a painter" when I asked why I was having such a hard time using them.. it put me off of them for a long time.. but I set up my studio in the basement last fall and now that I can actually get to whatever I want, leave it out if I am in the middle and have good lighting I have been trying to paint every day so I am trying to be brave and use up those lovely little tubes :)

skappy
03-07-2013, 08:40 AM
Welcome to WDE D
Lovely painting and credible underwater perspective
Robert

artastic
03-07-2013, 09:04 AM
love the Ray very much , brings back memories for me too, as I too used to dive

Paulafv
03-07-2013, 12:29 PM
Nice underwater gliding look on the ray. Good color.

oty
03-07-2013, 01:08 PM
wow, lovely depth feeling! very nice job on the water too!

Charlie's Mum
03-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Gorgeous! Love his shape.

connievanwinssen
03-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Lovely! Great surrounding too:)

BUN201
03-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Lovely serene painting.

surob
03-07-2013, 09:45 PM
Lovely painting. Love how he glides through the water.

crispur2005
03-07-2013, 11:23 PM
So lovely, the sense of the gentle gliding motion is so well done. Love it.